Obituaries, April 30, 2012

  • Monday, April 30, 2012

Ida Davis-Brown

Funeral service for the late Mrs. Ida Lou Davis-Brown will be held at noon on Monday, April 30, 2012 at Greater St. Mark AME Church in Hemingway, S.C. 
Interment will follow in the St. Mark/St. Mary Cemetery in Hemingway, directed by Nesmith~Pinckney Funeral Home, Inc.
Ida Lou “Murlies” Davis-Brown was born March 31, 1936, in Williamsburg County in the Hemingway area of South Carolina to the late Anthony and Mary Davis. 
She was the wife of the late Woodrow Brown. 
She attended Chavis High School in Hemingway and was a member of Greater St. Mark AME Usher board, Missionary Board, and Sterling Light #369 O.E.S. where she served faithfully until her health start to declined. 
She also retired from Big D's Bar-B-Que Barn.  
One brother, Willie Anthony Davis Sr., proceeded her in death.
She leaves to cherish her memories are her children, Mary (Nathan) Brown-Williams of the home, Lucinda Davis, Jaronia Davis, Georgia (Harry) Wiliams, Deborah Gordon, Theron (Sharon) Gordon, and George Gordon, all of Hemingway; Curtis Brown and Contina Brown, both of Johnsonville, S.C.; Shenika Brown of Florence, S.C.; one aunt, Binah Davis-Armstrong of Sumpter, S.C.; one special nephew, Willie Anthony Davis of San Diego, Calif.; 25 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

John Glenn

John Michael Glenn, 68, of Georgetown, S.C. died Friday, April 28, 2012, at Georgetown Memorial Hospital.
Mr. Glenn was born on November 6, 1943 in Tacoma, Wash., a son of the late James Thomas and Barbara Valenta Glenn.  
He was pre-deceased by his wife, Nancy Smith Glenn, and a brother, Jim.
Surviving are his companion, Quinn Smith of Georgetown; and her family, a beloved daughter, Sara Coleman; two grandchildren; a sister; and a number of relatives, all of the Seattle, Wash. area.
John owned and operated race car teams and service stations in Washington and other western states.  
He came east in the 1970’s and retired in 2000 from quality control positions with gas companies in Charlotte, N.C.  
He was a U.S. Army veteran who very proudly served his country as a Sergeant Combat Infantryman in Vietnam. 
John was a member of Herbert Memorial United Methodist Church and active in the Sunday school and Men’s Club, and as a trustee.
A memorial service, led by his pastor, Rev. Marie Nuckles of Herbert Memorial United Methodist Church, will be held at 3 p.m. on Sunday, May 6, 2012, at the church.
Sign a guestbook at www.mayerfuneralhome.com.
If you wish to honor John and his life, you may make a memorial to the Pew Fund, Herbert Memorial United Methodist Church, 84 Forest Ave., Georgetown, S.C. 29440.
The Georgetown Chapel of Mayer Funeral Home is assisting the family.

John Grimes

John Harmon Grimes, 82, of Georgetown, S.C., widower of Brenda Barton Grimes, died Sunday, April 29, 2012, at Tidelands Community Hospice House.
Mr. Grimes was born on January 17, 1930 in Greenville, Miss., a son of the late Cecil Claymon Grimes Sr. and Sadie Ehlers Grimes.  
He lived in Columbia, S.C. and Marion, S.C. prior to moving to Georgetown, where he was the former owner of Grimes Rug Shop.  
Mr. Grimes was a member of Battery White Camp # 1568, Sons of Confederate Veterans and Ducks Unlimited.  
He was an active participant in the Francis Asbury church school class and a member of Duncan Memorial United Methodist Church.
Surviving are two daughters, Cathy Frye (John) of Wilmington, N.C. and Melanie DaVega (Mike) of Columbia; a step-son, Ryan B. Brown (Michelle) of Columbia; a step-daughter, Ali De La Cruz (J.C.) of Columbia; a brother, Claymon Grimes Jr. of Georgetown; a niece, Happy Wilcox of Georgetown; two nephews, Bubba Grimes and Jack Grimes, both of Georgetown; and five grandchildren, Mary Caitlin Smith, Caroline Smith, William Smith, V. Jefferson DeVega, and Henry DeVega.
Memorial services will be held at two o’clock on Tuesday afternoon, May 1, 2012, at Duncan Memorial United Methodist Church.  Officiating will be the Rev. Dr. G. Edward Usher.  The family will receive friends following the service in the Family Life Center of the church.
Sign a guestbook at www.mayerfuneralhome.com.
Memorials are suggested to: Duncan Memorial United Methodist Church, 901 Highmarket St., Georgetown, SC 29440 or to Tidelands Community Hospice, Inc., 2591 N. Fraser St., Georgetown, S.C. 29440.
The Georgetown Chapel of Mayer Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

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