Saturday, April 27, 2013
Martha “Bay” Wilson-Junior, age 77, of Bronx, N.Y.
James N. Castleman, age 84, of Pawleys Island, S.C., and formerly of Wyandotte, Mich., died in his home on April 25, 2013.
Born on December 28, 1928 in Brownsboro, Ala. to the late David Castleman and Elsie Walker Shadrick, Jim moved to Michigan at a young age.
He attended River Rouge High School, Michigan State Normal College (EMU) and the University of Michigan, earning degrees in education and business.
Jim worked for Wyandotte public schools from 1954-1987, first as a high school business teacher and later as the district business manager.
A devoted husband, father, and grandfather, Jim's most treasured memories were of his family. He especially loved the time spent at the Michigan cottage on Lakeville Lake.
Always driven to serve the Detroit area community, Jim served for over 30 years on advisory boards of the Downriver Salvation Army, Metropolitan Salvation Army, and the Downriver YMCA.
He was also a member of the Downriver Kiwanis Club.
Jim's first priority was to serve his Lord Jesus Christ, striving to do so in all aspects of his life. Active in church, Jim served as a deacon most recently at First Baptist of Georgetown and Beacon Baptist (Taylor, MI). Jim was also a long time member of Gideons International, first in Downriver Detroit and later in Georgetown.
A natural athlete, Jim played high school basketball and football.
He was a passionate University of Michigan sports fan.
Jim was preceded in death by his first wife, Barbara Ann Wilson and son, Jonathan Mark. He was also preceded in death by his brother, William Gene Castleman.
He is survived by his wife, Ada (Traylor), with whom he would have celebrated 50 years of marriage this August. Jim is also survived by three children, James D. Castleman (Kim Richter); Susan E. Castleman (Rick Hazey); and William N. Castleman; six grandchildren, David, Daniel, Thomas, Amanda, Ryann, and Regan; three step-grandchildren, Brian, Joseph, and Kelly; two sisters, Barbara Marie (Don Sheridan) and Cindy Castleman; sister-in-law, Edna Castleman; and many nieces & nephews.
Heartfelt thanks to the special people at Heartland Hospice Services of Conway, SC.
Visitation will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. on Sunday, April 28, at the Graham Funeral Home in Georgetown.
The funeral will be held at 11 a.m. on Monday, April 29, at First Baptist Church of Georgetown, with burial following at Elmwood Cemetery.
A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. on Friday, May 3, at Beacon Baptist Church in Taylor, Mich.
The family asks that donations in Jim's memory please be made to Gideons International, P.O. Box 1493, Georgetown, SC 29442, or First Baptist Church, 219 Cleland St., Georgetown, SC 29440.
Jennie Parker Saussy, 90, of Georgetown, S.C. passed away on Thursday, April 25, 2013, at home.
Jennie was born in Sumter, S.C. to the late 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 in Interdisciplinary Studies from Coastal Carolina University.
Jennie was married to George Stone Saussy Jr. for 62 years.
They married in Ben Franklin’s Christ Church, Philadelphia, Pa. where George was attending the Marine Officers Basic School.
Jennie spent the war years working as a Laboratory Technician at Columbia and Conway Hospitals.
Jennie was active with the Georgetown County Mental Health Association and the establishment of 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.
In addition to her husband and parents, Jennie was predeceased by one sister, Camilla Parker Finch; and two brothers, Theodore Parker and Eli Parker.
Graveside memorial services will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday morning, May 4, 2013, at All Saints Cemetery in Pawleys Island.
Officiating will be the Rev. Matthew C. Schneider.
Sign a guestbook at: www.mayerfuneralhome.com.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to any hospice or to Family Justice Center, P.O. Box 366, Georgetown, SC 29442.
The Georgetown Chapel of Mayer Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
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