Obituaries, August 21, 2013

  • Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Anne Beal

Anne “Nancy” McNulty Beal of Georgetown died Tuesday, August 20, 2013.
A Mass of Christian burial will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday morning, August 23, 2013 at Saint Mary, Our Lady of Ransom, Catholic Church.
The family will receive friends from 5 to 7 p.m. on Thursday evening, August 22, 2013, at the home of Mr. and Mrs. William D. Starnes.
The Georgetown Chapel of Mayer Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Richard Manning

Richard Irvine Manning, age 91, of Georgetown, widower of Helen Renfrew Goodwin Manning, died Friday, August 16, 2013, at NHC Healthcare in Garden City.
Mr. Manning was born in Spartanburg on October 25, 1921, a son of the late Bernard Manning and Katharine Ward Burton Manning.  
He served in the US Marine Corps during World War II. He was a former stock broker and owner of Mr. Frame It and Ortega Yacht Sales until his retirement in 1994.  
Mr. Manning was a member of the Vestry of St. Mark’s Episcopal Church in Jacksonville, Fla. and a member of the Florida Yacht Club.  
After moving to Georgetown, he was Guardian Ad Litem and a communicant of Prince George, Winyah, Episcopal Church.
Surviving are two daughters, Katharine B. Manning of La Crescenta, Calif. and Helen R. Manning of Georgetown; a son, Richard I. Manning, Jr. (Nancy) of Greensboro, N.C.; two grandsons, Richard I. Manning III of Greensboro, N.C. and John H. Center Jr. of Melrose, Fla.; two granddaughters, Taylor M. Calvert (Clark) of Franklin, Tenn. and Christiane Weis of San Diego, Calif.; and a great-granddaughter, Cate Calvert.
Memorial services will be held at 10 a.m. on Wednesday morning, August 21, 2013, at Prince George, Winyah, Episcopal Church.  
Officiating will be The Very Rev. Paul Fuener.  
Inurnment will be held at Sumter Cemetery in Sumter at a later date.
Sign a guestbook at: www.mayerfuneralhome.com.
In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to: Prince George, Winyah, Episcopal Church, P.O. Box 674, Georgetown, SC 29442 or to Wounded Warrior Project, P.O. Box 758517, Topeka, Kansas 66675 (www.woundedwarriorproject.org).
The Georgetown Chapel of Mayer Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Donald Smith

Donald Blake Smith, age 88, of Georgetown, husband of Jeanette Britt Smith, passed away on Sunday, August 18, 2013 at Georgetown Memorial Hospital.
Born on January 1, 1925, in Georgetown, he was a son of the late Nathan LeGrand Smith and the late Dorothy Adell Blake Smith.
Mr. Smith was a member of Screven Baptist Church and the Faith Bible School Class.
He was a retired U.S. Air Force veteran having served in World War II. He enjoyed working with his hands and had a great love for animals.
Survivors include his wife of 61 years, Jeanette Britt Smith of Georgetown; four children, Arnold Blake Smith (Katherine) and Robert Scott Smith, all of Delray Beach, Fla. and Steven Mark Smith (Jane) and Carol Smith Gay all of Pawleys Island; seven grandchildren, Christopher Smith, Mallory Smith, Sara Smith, Olivia Gay, Kimberly Smith, Britt Smith and Dylan Gay; and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by two brothers, Arnold Smith and Jack Smith; and four sisters, Ernestine Killen, Jessie Cox, Pearl Jackson and Virginia Mercer.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, August 21, 2013 at Screven Baptist Church with the Rev. Wayne Ellis and Rev. Jason Williams officiating. Burial will follow in Elmwood Cemetery.
The family received friends from 6 to 8 p.m. on Tuesday at Graham Funeral Home.
Memorials may be made to Screven Baptist Church, Fellowship Hall Fund, 2221 S. Island Rd. Georgetown, SC 29440; or to World Vision, Sponsor a Child, P.O. Box 9716, Federal Way, WA 98063.
Graham Funeral Home of Georgetown is in charge of the arrangements (www.grahamfuneralhome.org).

Ward Spillane

Ward Spillane of Murrells Inlet passed away Aug. 10, 2013 at Tidelands Community Hospice in Georgetown, S.C.  
He was born in Newburgh, N.Y. on Sept. 20, 1950 to the late Mickey Spillane and the late Maryann Spillane Taylor.
He is predeceased by one brother, Michael Spillane.
Mr. Spillane is survived by two beloved sons, Morgan Spillane of Baltimore Md. and Michael Spillane of Colorado Springs, Colo.; two sisters, Kathy Spivey (Terry) of Myrtle Beach and Caroline Hill (Steve) of Galax, Va.; and three step-brothers and several nieces and nephews.
He will be sadly missed not only by family, but by his many lifelong and new friends.
Many prayers were sent his way.
Donations will be appreciated in his memory to Tidelands Community Hospice House, 2591 N. Fraser St. Georgetown, SC 29440.  
Sign guest book for memories and sympathies at MyrtleBeachFuneralHome.com.

John L. West

John L. West, age 76, of Fernandina Beach, Fla. passed away on Sunday morning, August 18, 2013 at the Morris Center for Caring at Shands of Jacksonville.
Born in Conway, S.C., he was the oldest of four children born to the late Louis Eric and Charlotte Stacia Ellis West.  
Being raised in Yauhannah, S.C., he attended a one room school house in Plantersville, S.C.  
He was a graduate of Winyah High School, Class of 1955.  
After high school, Mr. West attended college on an academic scholarship at North Carolina State in Raleigh.  
While at N.C. State he earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Pulp and Paper, graduating with honors.  
During his freshman year in college, he met Carolyn Knight who would become his wife.  
Mr. West graduated in May of 1959 and he and Miss Knight were married in June.  
The newlyweds immediately settled in Charleston, S.C. as he began his career joining Westvaco Paper Company.   
Throughout his 40-year career in the Paper Industry, he and his family moved several times for promotions and new appointments.  
After living and working in South Carolina, Ohio and Arizona, he was brought to Stone Container in Jacksonville, Fla. where he served as general manager until retiring in 1999.  
While working in Coshocton, Ohio he was recognized by receiving the Chairman’s Award for Excellence in 1989, was on the Advisory Board of Bank One and was a Rotarian.
Mr. West was a veteran of the U.S. Army, an avid fisherman, golfer and N.C. State fan.   
He was a  member of the Memorial United Methodist Church of Fernandina Beach.
In addition to two sisters, he is preceded in death by a daughter, Lori Bass, who passed away in 2006.
Mr. West leaves behind his wife of 54 years, Carolyn Knight West of Fernandina Beach; their son, David West (Cathy) of Pooler, Ga.; a son-in-law, David Bass of Birmingham, Ala.; a sister, Judy Dugan (Nelson) of Rocky Mount, N.C.; a sister-in-law, Becky Clegg of Raleigh, N.C.; four grandchildren, Lindsay Burns (Judson) of Chillicothe, Ohio, Jessica West of Columbus, Ohio, Kelsey Bass, presently a student at Texas A&M, College Station, Texas, Taylor Bass of Birmingham, Ala.; a great-grandson, Jonah; and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, August 21, 2013 in the Burgess Chapel of Oxley Heard, with Reverend Beth Fogel-Miller, officiating.
Mr. West’s family received friends from 5 to 7 p.m. on Tuesday at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Community Hospice of Northeast Florida, 4266 Sunbeam Road, Jacksonville, FL 32257 or to the Memorial United Methodist Church, 601 Centre Street, Fernandina Beach, FL  32034
Please share his life story at www.oxleyheard.com.
Oxley-Heard Funeral Directors is in charge of arrangements.

Norma Williams
Norma Louise Shannon Williams, age 68, of Georgetown departed this life on Sunday morning, August 18, 2013 at her residences.
Mrs. Williams was born the daughter of Norman Nethi Shannon and Geneva Beckmon Haun Shannon on July 29, 1945 in Williamsburg County.   
She was a member of the Rock Pentecostal Holiness Church.
She leaves behind four children, Elaine Day, Thomas (Gloria) Moore, Tammy (Eric) Hernandez, and Chris (Hunter) Behrmann; 11 grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; five brothers, William Earl (Betty Ann) Shannon, Buddy (Linda) Shannon, James (Angie) Shannon, Steve (Vickie) Shannon, and Bobby Shannon; and a sister-in-law, Jackie Hayes.
She was predeceased by her parents; a daughter, Charlotte Moore; and a brother, Jimmy D. Shannon.
A Going Home Celebration will be held at 3 p.m. on Wednesday, August 21, 2013, at the Rock Pentecostal Holiness Church.  
Interment will follow in the Pennyroyal Memorial Gardens, directed by the Georgetown Chapel of McKenzie Funeral Home.
Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. on Tuesday evening, August 20, 2013 in the church sanctuary.
McKenzie Funeral Home is honored to serve the Shannon-Williams family.  
Online condolences may be sent to McKenziechapels.com.

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