Tuesday, April 23, 2013
Georgia P. Dollard, age 63, of Hemingway, S.C.
Alan Brown Jr.
Alan Gault Brown Jr., 81, husband of Bette Nelson Milligan Brown, passed away Friday, April 19, 2013 at Tidelands Community Hospice House.
Born on September 28, 1931, in Cleveland, Ohio, he was a son of the late Alan Gault Brown Sr. and the late Ella Inez McDonald Brown.
Mr. Brown was a member of Duncan Memorial United Methodist Church and was a U.S. Navy Corpsman stationed at Parris Island Marine Corps Depot.
He was retired from International Paper Company and was a member of the Pine Tree Club and the Navy Club.
Mr. Brown was an avid outdoors man and enjoyed coaching Dixie Youth Baseball for many years.
Survivors include his wife of Georgetown; three sons, Alan Gault Brown III (Jean) of Georgetown, Nelson E. Brown (Tammie Avant) of Georgetown and James Herbert Galt-Brown of Sycamore, Ga.; four grandchildren, Travis Brown (Amber), Christopher Brown, Brook Brown and Nicholas Brown; one great-grandchild, Emma Grace Brown; three step-great-grandchildren, Daylon, Kara and Kayla; one step-great-great-grandchild, Prestyn; and one cousin, J.C. McDonald.
Funeral services were held at 4:30 p.m. on Sunday, April 21, 2013 at Duncan Memorial United Methodist Church with Rev. Dr. Dora Gafford officiating. Burial followed in Elmwood Cemetery.
The family received friends from 3 to 4 p.m. on Sunday in the Family Life Center at Duncan Memorial United Methodist Church.
Memorials may be made to Tidelands Community Hospice House, 2591 N. Fraser St., Georgetown, SC 29440.
Graham Funeral Home of Georgetown was in charge of the arrangements (www.grahamfuneralhome.org).
Blonnie Cooper, age 61, died on April 4, 2013 in Bakerfields, Ca. She was a daughter of the late Wade Cooper and Thelma Lambert Cooper Bittleston and was born in Georgetown, S.C.
She is survived by her sisters, Peggy Brandon, Cindy Valentine, Alma (Steve) Grainger, and Paulette Bowley, all of Georgetown County, and a brother, Duane (Janice) Cooper of Greenville, S.C., a maternal aunt, Uldine Causey and a maternal uncle, Floyd Lambert.
Blonnie's life was that of a troubled and wandering spirit but stilled loved by her family. She is now at home and at peace.
A memorial and inurnment service will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, April 27, 2013 in the Lambert Family Cemetery.
Officiating will be the Rev. Chris Browder. Please omit flowers. Memorials can be made to a charity of one's choice.
Glennie Hodge Dail, 52, widow of Gary Dean Dail, passed away on Sunday, April 21, 2013 at her home.
Born on October 12, 1960, in Manning, she was a daughter of the late Staber Hodge and the late Stella Lowder Hodge.
Mrs. Dail attended Andrews First Pentecostal Holiness Church.
Aside from her love for dogs, Glennie loved her family and enjoyed spending time with her granddaughters.
Survivors include a daughter, Jennifer Dail Carter (Johnnie) of Andrews; two granddaughters, Paisley Caydence Carter and Marley Dean Carter; two brothers, Gary Hodge (Elisha) and Wayne Hodge (Vera) all of Andrews; a sister, Annette Miller of Andrews; and a number of nieces and nephews.
Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, April 23, 2013 at Andrews First Pentecostal Holiness Church with the Rev. Dean Baber and the Rev. Paul Miles officiating. Burial followed in Andrews Cemetery.
The family received friends from 10 to 11 a.m. on Tuesday at the church.
Memorials may be made to the Andrews First Pentecostal Holiness Church, 112 N. Magnolia Ave., Andrews, SC 29510 or to Hospice Care of South Carolina, 131 N. Academy St., Kingstree, SC 29556
Graham Funeral Home of Georgetown was in charge of the arrangements (www.grahamfuneralhome.org).
Milford Louis Darby of the Sampit community died on Friday, April 12, 2013 at the Medical University of South Carolina Hospital.
Funeral services for Mr. Darby were held on Thursday, April 18, 2013 at St. Paul A.M.E. Church in Sampit.
Burial followed at the church's cemetery..
Mr. Darby was born on February 21, 1944 in Georgetown, SC a son of Mr. John Myers and Ms. Lessie Mae Darby Britton.
He was the owner and operator of Darby and Son Trucking Company and was a retiree of Georgetown Steel Corporation.
Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Mary Montgomery Darby; two children, Mrs. Darlene Darby-Gause and Kenneth Darby; three grandchildren, Desirae and Alexia Gause and Nylik Darby; two brothers and three sisters, David Britton Sr., Freddie Myers, Naomi (Zeffie) Elliott, Mrs. Vivian Pierce, all of Georgetown, and Ms. Barbara Jean Darby of Aynor, SC;
Funeral arrangements were entrusted to Wild’s Funeral Home.
Edith Lynn Blakeley DuBose, 73, of Andrews, beloved mother and the widow of Joe Scott Dubose, went home to be with the Lord, Saturday evening, April 20, 2013 at Tidelands Community Hospice.
Mrs. DuBose was born the daughter of John Edwin Blakeley and Minnie Frances Wilson on February 20, 1940 in Williamsburg County.
She committed her life to acts of selfless giving for her family and gave an unconditional love to earn her the distinguished title — Beloved Mother.
Lynn and Joe were married on June 8, 1958 and celebrated 48 years together.
Their home was blessed with two children, Joe Scott (Gloria) DuBose Jr., and Marty Edwin (Tonya) DuBose; and a grandchild, Adam (April) DuBose.
She also leaves behind three sisters, Gladys Bath, Betty Benton, and Joyce McCrea.
She was predeceased by her parents; her husband; and a sister Jeanette Mercer.
A Home Going Celebration was held at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, April 23, 2013 at the Suttons United Methodist Church.
Interment followed in the church cemetery, directed by Andrews Chapel of McKenzie Funeral Home.
Visitation was from 6 to 8 p.m. on Monday evening, April 22, 2013 at the Andrews Chapel.
A special “Thank You” to our dear friend, Hope Smith for the care and compassion shown to our mother during her time of illness.
Memorials may be made to Tidelands Community Hospice House, 2591 North Fraser Street, Georgetown, SC 29440.
McKenzie Funeral Home was honored to serve the DuBose family. Online condolences may be sent at McKenziechapels.com.
Gregory Dupree Elliott, 60, of Georgetown died Saturday, April 20, 2013, at his residence.
Mr. Elliott was born in Mullins on August 30, 1952, a son of the late Eddie Dupree Elliott and Eunice Mae Hodges Elliott.
He was a member of the Quarter Century Club at International Paper Company, where he worked for 40 years.
Mr. Elliott was an avid supporter of Georgetown High School athletics and a long-time member of the Georgetown Bulldog Booster Club.
He was a member of the Church of Christ.
Surviving are two sisters, Terri Dennis Felder (Shawn Gray) of Hemingway and Delores Howard (Sidney) of Andrews; a good friend, Gail Heyward of Sumter; four nieces, Sheila Felder of Gresham, Grace Felder of Hemingway, Melinda H. Stewart of Cottontown, Tenn., and Angela H. Gladden of Andrews; a nephew, Jacob Felder of Hemingway; a step-niece, Taylor Gray of Georgetown; and step-nephew, Ashton Gray of Andrews; a great-niece, Cheryl Stewart of Cottontown; two great-nephews, Carter Gladden of Andrews and Russell Stewart of Cottontown; an uncle, Jimmy Hodges; and four aunts, Ruth Proctor, Sue Filyaw, Virginia Hammond, and Irene Johnson.
The family received friends from 6 to 8 p.m. on Tuesday evening, April 23, 2013, at the Georgetown Chapel of Mayer Funeral Home.
Memorial services will be private.
Sign a guestbook at: www.mayerfuneralhome.com.
Memorials are suggested to: The Georgetown Bulldog Booster Club, P.O. Box 1778, Georgetown, SC 29442-1778.
John Hanna Jr.
John F. Hanna Jr., 66, of Hagley Estates in Pawleys Island died Sunday, April 21, 2013 at his residence.
Mr. Hanna was born in Kingstree, S.C., the son of the late John Fred, Sr. and Sula Day Parson Hanna.
He was a humble and devoted brother, cousin, friend and neighbor.
Surviving is one sister, Virgilene C. Hanna of Pawleys Island; a large number of cousins; and a good friend and neighbor, Jenny Fraley of Pawleys Island.
Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, April 24, 2013 at Poplar Hill Freewill Baptist Church Cemetery in Hemingway, S.C. with Dr. Terry Grainger officiating.
The family received friends from 5 to 7 p.m. on Tuesday at Goldfinch, Litchfield Pawleys Chapel.
Sign an online guestbook at www.goldfinchfuneralhome.com.
Goldfinch Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
William Lovorn Jr.
William E. “Billy” Lovorn Jr., age 83, of Mebane, N.C. passed away at his home on April 11, 2013.
A son of W.E. Lovorn Sr. and Daisy Lovorn, he was a native son of Georgetown and a two time graduate of Winyah High School, first in the 11th grade in 1946, and then the following year in 1947 when the 12th grade was added.
He lived several years in Richmond, Va. where he worked as store manager of Charles Department Store, a local downtown store that was a fixture in Richmond until it closed in the 1980s and the store building burned down while being remodeled as condominiums.
He served on the Richmond Downtown Merchants Association in various capacities including vice president.
He was predeceased by his former wife, June P. Lovorn, of Chester, Va., and a brother, John Joe Lovorn.
Mr. Lovorn is survived by his current wife, Guadalupe “Lupita” Gonzalez-Lovorn.
He had only one surviving daughter by his first marriage, Ruth L. Moats, currently residing in Vienna, Va.; along with three grandchildren, William Lee Moats II, Sarah Anne Moats and Zachary Andrew Josef Moats.
His son-in-law, William Lee Moats, predeceased him in 2009.
In addition, he is survived by his sister, Ann Lovorn Powers, and his late brother-in-law, Jackie Powers, of Georgetown, S.C.; his brother, Zachary Taylor Lovorn; his sister-in-law, Anna R. Lovorn, of Warner Robins, Georgia; and numerous nieces, nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews.
Memorial services will be held at a later date.
Larry Alton Nelson, 69, passed away on Friday, April 19, 2013 at Tidelands Community Hospice House.
Born on May 18, 1943, in Monticello, Ariz., he was a son of the late Clifton Albert Nelson and the late Florence Marie Stover Nelson.
Mr. Nelson was a member of Andrews First Baptist Church and the Keenagers.
He was a talented musician and enjoyed playing the piano.
Survivors include his son, Steven Mark Nelson (Beverly) of Oklahoma City, Okla.; a brother, Dean Nelson (Patty) of Hamburg, Ariz.; two grandchildren, Caleb Nelson and Brinly Nelson; and two nephews and one niece.
A memorial service will be held at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, April, 24, 2013 at Andrews First Baptist Church with the Rev. Paul Sapp officiating.
The family will receive friends following the service.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to First Baptist Church, Senior Adult Ministries, 102 N. Rosemary Ave., Andrews, SC 29510.
Graham Funeral Home of Georgetown is in charge of the arrangements (www.grahamfuneralhome.org).
Beverly Sawyer Jr.
Beverly Hampton Sawyer Jr., 74, of Pawleys Island died Tuesday, April 23, 2013, at Tidelands Community Hospice.
Mr. Sawyer was born February 21, 1939 in Georgetown, a son of the late 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 U.S. Army and the U.S. Navy.
He spent the greater part of his life in Atlanta, Ga. and retired from sales.
Mr. Sawyer returned home 10 years ago to live in Pawleys Island.
Surviving are a son, O’Neal “Brock” Sawyer of Norcross, Ga.; and two grandsons, Devin Sawyer of Norcross, Ga. and David Sawyer of Nashville, Tenn.; and two great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday morning, April 27, 2013, at the graveside in Elmwood Cemetery.
The family will receive friends from 5 to 7 p.m. on Friday evening, April 26, 2013, at the Georgetown Chapel of Mayer Funeral Home.
Sign a guestbook at www.mayerfuneralhome.com.
The family suggests memorials to Saint Frances Animal Center, 125 North Ridge Street, Georgetown, SC 29440.
James Hugh Thames, 66, widower of Sue Thames, passed away on Friday, April 19, 2013 at Georgetown Memorial Hospital.
Born on December 18, 1946, in Charleston, he was a son of the late B.G. Thames Jr. and the late Nona Bradshaw Thames.
Survivors include two sisters, Charlotte Thames Morse (Julian) of McClellanville and Harriett Thames Hutchenson (Eddie) of Moncks Corner; one niece, Julia Anna Morse Burbage of Charleston; and two nephews, William Bill Hutchenson of Charleston and Julian Wesley Morse (Lacey) of Mt. Pleasant.
He was preceded in death by a sister, Elizabeth Ann Thames.
A graveside service was held at 3 p.m. on Sunday, April 21, 2013 in the Wrens Chapel United Methodist Church Cemetery, with the Rev. James Harper officiating.
Memorials may be made to Georgetown County Board of Disabilities and Special Needs, P.O. Box 1471, Georgetown, SC 29442 or to McClellanville United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 242 McClellanville, SC 29458.
Graham Funeral Home of Georgetown was is charge of the arrangements (www.grahamfuneralhome.org).
Billy Young, age 69, of Georgetown passed away Wednesday, April 17, 2013.
Born on March 11, 1944, in Lumberton, N.C., Billy was the son of the late Herman and Betty Lowery Young.
Billy was a roofer by trade and attended Rhems Pentecostal Holiness Church.
He loved playing with his grandkids and enjoyed spending time with his family. He also enjoyed fishing and sitting on the porch in the sunshine.
Survivors include his daughter, Priscilla Goude (Kenneth) of Andrews; son, Shaine Young (Lucy) of Georgetown; sisters, Eunice Hodge (Tony) of Titusville, Fla., and Ruth Springs (Sidney), Curleen Tisdale, and Linda Jordan (Elwaine), all of Georgetown; five grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; a brother, Bobby Young (Diane) of Titusville; and many nieces and nephews.
Billy was predeceased by his son, Billy Brian Young; brothers, Charles “Cheet” Young, and Benny Earl Young; and a nephew, Bruce Young.
Funeral services, conducted by Morris Funeral Home of Hemingway, were held at 3 p.m on Saturday, April 20, 2013, at Rhems Pentecostal Holiness Church.
Interment followed in the Antioch cemetery.
Please sign the guestbook at www.morris-funeralhome.com.
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