Obituaries, August 23, 2013

  • Thursday, August 22, 2013

  • Updated Monday, September 23, 2013 11:32 am

Anne “Nancy” Beal

Anne “Nancy” McNulty Beal of Georgetown died peacefully and entered into eternal life on August 20, 2013.
Mrs. Beal was born January 7, 1930 in Chicago, Illinois to Michael Anthony and Philomena Cosgrove McNulty, the second of their three children. Mrs. Beal graduated from Academy of Sacred Heart in Lake Forest, Illinois, attended Trinity College in Washington, D.C., and graduated from Barat College in Lake Forest.
She was married to Frank Shouse Beal of Jacksonville, Florida for 53 years, and they have four children and eleven grandchildren.
Mrs. Beal was devoted to her family and her faith and was a very active member of Saint Mary Our Lady of Ransom Catholic Church in Georgetown.  She and her husband were also instrumental in the early 1960s in the formation and development of the modern Republican Party in South Carolina.
Mrs. Beal was predeceased by her husband, her mother and father, and her sister Angela (Mrs. Donald B. Ambrose) of Winnetka, Illinois. She is survived by her son Frank S. Jr. and his wife Elizabeth M. of Columbia; daughter Karen B. Chewning of Georgetown; son Michael M. and his wife Elizabeth J. of Columbia; and daughter Anne B. and her husband Wm. David Starnes of Georgetown.
“Nonny” is also survived by her eleven grandchildren who will miss her very much: L. Harris Chewning, Kathleen G. Chewning, Claire M. Chewning, Frank S. Beal III, Callie E. Beal, Pinkney V. Beal, Michael M. Beal Jr., Wm. Reese Starnes III, Myles M. Starnes, J. Duffy Beal, and A. Eileen Starnes.
Mrs. Beal is also survived by her brother, Michael J. McNulty of Wilmette, Illinois.
A visitation and celebration of the life of Anne McNulty Beal was held from 5 to 7 p.m. on Thursday, August 22, 2013 at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Wm. David Starnes.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, August 23, 2013 at Saint Mary Our Lady of Ransom Catholic Church in Georgetown.
Internment will be at Oak Lawn Cemetery, Jacksonville, Fla.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorials be sent to: Saint Mary Our Lady of Ransom Catholic Church, 317 Broad Street, Georgetown, South Carolina, 29440; Tidelands Community Hospice, 2591 N. Fraser Street, Georgetown, South Carolina, 29440; or the American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 100902, Columbia, South Carolina, 29290.
Georgetown Chapel of Mayer Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Brunson Cooper Jr.

Funeral services for the late Brunson Cooper Jr. will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, August 24, 2013 at Hemingway High School in Hemingway, S.C.
Mr. Cooper was born to the late Brunson and Corine Wilson Cooper in Williamsburg County, S.C.
He was a lifelong member of Mt. Carmel U.M.E. Church in Stuckey, S.C. where he served as trustee, steward, deacon and church administrator.
Mr. Cooper was a warm and loving husband, father, grandfather, brother, church and community member.
He departed this life on August 19, 2013 at the Medical University of South Carolina Hospital in Charleston, S.C.
He is survived by his devoted wife, Gladys Hemingway Cooper; his three children, Brunson Lamont Cooper (Tia) of Bowie, Md., Letia Paulette Cooper of Beaufort, S.C., and Calvin Davis (Monica) of Goose Creek, S.C.; six grandchildren and a great-grandchild, O’Brien Lee Coles, Timothy Edward, Mary Elizabeth and Rachel Paige Davis, Lillian Corine and Brunson Dominic Cooper and Emari Coles.
Bartell Funeral Home of Hemingway is in charge of these arrangements.

Frances Harrelson

Frances S. Harrelson, age 87, loving wife of the late J.B. Harrelson, passed away on Tuesday, August 20, 2013 at Tidelands Community Hospice House.
Born on October 2, 1925, in Horry County, S.C., she was the daughter of the late William Kelly Todd and the late Eula Mae Snipes Todd.
Mrs. Harrelson was an active member of Ringel Heights Baptist Church where she sang in the adult choir and was a member of The Bible” Sunday School Class.
She worked for many years with Dillon Manufacturing and was retired from Pam’s Daycare in Georgetown where she was affectionately known as “Nani.”
Survivors include two children, Pam H. Jernigan (Bob) of Georgetown and Larry G. Harrelson (Sandy) of Columbia; seven grandchildren, Chuck Bass, Angie Carroll, Scott Bass, Julia Hendrick, Andrew Jernigan, Collins Harrelson and Wellons Harrelson; nine great-grandchildren; one sister, Cathy Batten (JC); four brothers, Rocky Todd (Wanda), Billy Todd (Janice), Donald Todd (Tonya), and Terry Todd (Elsie); a son-in-law, Willie Hewitt; three special nieces, Dayle Haselden (Robert), Connie Garris (Cleveland), and Vicki Copley (Kelvin); several great-nieces and nephews and a dear friend, Mary Sue Sessions.
She was preceded in death by a son, Billy Smithey; and a daughter, Teresa Hewitt; a brother, Bobby Todd; and a sister, Gladys Todd Odom.
A funeral service was held at 11 a.m. on Thursday, August 22, 2013 at Ringel Heights Baptist Church. Burial followed in the Rose Hill Cemetery in Marion, SC at 3 p.m.
The family received friends from 10 to 11 a.m. on Thursday at the church.
Memorials may be made to Tidelands Community Hospice House, 2591 N. Fraser St., Georgetown, SC 29440 or to Ringel Heights Baptist Church, 78 Rubin Ave., Georgetown, SC 29440
Graham Funeral Home of Georgetown is in charge of the arrangements (www.grahamfuneralhome.org).

William Lightsey Sr.

William “Bill” Grady Lightsey Sr., age 89, husband of the late Cleo Ford Lightsey, passed away on Thursday, August 22, 2013 at Tidelands Community Hospice House of Georgetown.
Mr. Lightsey was born on October 26, 1923, in Alexander City, Ala.
He attended Duncan Memorial United Methodist Church and was a U.S. Coast Guard veteran.
He was a member of the Propeller Club, Winyah Indigo Society, VFW Post 6444 and the American Legion.
Mr. Lightsey enjoyed the outdoors, especially fishing and hunting.
Survivors include two sons, William G. Lightsey “Squiz” Jr. (Carolyn) of Georgetown and Stephen F. Lightsey of Clemson, S.C.; a daughter, Dianne L. Parker (Bill) of Georgetown; seven grandchildren, Sherri Smith (Jay) of Murrells Inlet, Tammy Hutcheson (Fred) of Myrtle Beach, and Dana Smith (Rick), Becky Goude (Christopher) and Jamie Parker, all of Georgetown, Laura Jenkins (David) of Puerto Rico and Katherine Lightsey of Anderson, S.C.; 13 great-grandchildren; and a number of nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by two brothers, Nathan Lightsey and Dewey Lightsey; and one sister, Virginia Edmunds.
Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. on Saturday, August 24, 2013 at Wayne United Methodist Church with Rev. Danny Chamblee and Rev. John Williams officiating. Burial will follow in Elmwood Cemetery.
The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service.
Memorials may be made to Wayne United Methodist Church, 606 Wayne St., Georgetown, SC 29440 or to Tidelands Community Hospice House, 2591 N. Fraser Street, Georgetown, SC 29440.
Graham Funeral Home of Georgetown is in charge of the arrangements (www.grahamfuneralhome.org).

Jeanette Ward

Jeanette Juanita Long Ward, 82, widow of Levy Bryant Ward, entered into eternal rest, on Thursday, August 22, 2013 at Tidelands Community Hospice House.
Born on October 12, 1930, in Williamsburg County, she was a daughter of the late Henry Long and the late Ethel Russell Long.
Mrs. Ward was a member of Screven Baptist Church and the Deborah Sunday School Class.
She was involved in many things at Screven Baptist Church to include teaching Sunday school for 60 years, WMU, Training Union, GA’s and singing in the choir.
Mrs. Ward was a graduate of Winyah High School and Georgetown School of nursing. She also attended Andrews High School where she received the MVP while playing on an all-boys team. She was a member of the Literacy Council and enjoyed gardening.
Survivors include five children, Russell Ward (Dora) of Irmo and Donna Clark (Alan), LuAnn Cannon (Gerald), Randall Ward and Lisa Daniels (Chuck), all of Georgetown; five grandchildren, Leslie Shumard (Jamey) of Georgetown; Mary Walker (Luke) of Roanoke Rapids, N.C.; and Ward Daniels, Sydney Daniels and Ellbie Daniels, all of Georgetown; four great-grandchildren, Isaac Shumard, Emma Claire Shumard, Mallorie Walker and Michaela Walker; one brother, Harold Long; one sister, Annabelle Elliott; and a number of nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by three sisters, Barbara Williams, Doris Glass and Shirley Mackey.
Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. on Sunday, August 25, 2013 at Screven Baptist Church, with the Rev. Jason Williams and the Rev. Kirby Winstead officiating.
Burial will follow in Pennyroyal Memorial Gardens.
The family will receive friends from 5 to 7 p.m. on Saturday at Graham Funeral Home.
Memorials may be made to Screven Baptist Church, Fellowship Building Fund, 2221 S. Island Rd. Georgetown, SC 29440 or to Tidelands Community Hospice, 2591 N. Fraser St., Georgetown, SC 29440.
Graham Funeral Home of Georgetown is in charge of the arrangements (www.grahamfuneralhome.org).

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