Obituaries, December 12, 2012

  • Thursday, December 13, 2012


John Earl Goodwin Jr. of Georgetown, S.C.


Sidney Amerson

Sidney Andrew Amerson, 19, passed away on Saturday, December 8, 2012.
Born on August 9, 1993, in Georgetown, he was a son of Michael Thomas Amerson and Anna Sanders Amerson.
Sidney was a member of Saints Delight Pentecostal Holiness Church where he played the drums.
He lived life to the fullest and enjoyed hunting, fishing, playing sports, playing the drums and working.
He was loved by all who knew him and will be dearly missed.
Survivors include his mother, Anna S. Amerson (Travis Sanders) and father, Michael T. Amerson (Alicia Amerson) of Georgetown; a brother, Michael T. Amerson II (Jennifer Amerson) of Georgetown; maternal grandparents, Margaret and Richard Sanders of Andrews; paternal grandparents, Patricia and David McKenzie of Andrews; a nephew, William Amerson of Georgetown; three aunts, Jennifer Sorcabal (Bob) of Sierra Madre, Calif., Terry Martin (Ricky) of Conway, S.C. and Julie Ann Amerson of Kingstree, S.C.; two uncles, Richard Sanders Jr. of Andrews and Reggie Amerson (Pam) of Georgetown; a special cousin, William D. Amerson Jr. of Georgetown; and a number of other cousins and special family members.
He was preceded in death by his paternal grandfather, William T. Amerson; and an uncle, William D. Amerson.
Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, December 11, 2012 at Saint’s Delight Pentecostal Holiness Church, with the Rev. Chris Browder officiating.
Burial followed in the Lambert Cemetery.
The family received friends from 6 to 8 p.m. on Monday at Saint’s Delight Pentecostal Holiness Church.
Memorials may be made to the MUSC Children’s Hospital Fund, 59 Bee St., PO Box 250201, Charleston, SC 29425.
Graham Funeral Home of Georgetown was in charge of the arrangements (www.grahamfuneralhome.org).

Blanche Hutchinson

Blanche Elizabeth Gaskins Hutchinson, 94, widow of Leroy Hutchinson, died Friday, December 7, 2012 at The Lakes at Litchfield in Pawleys Island, S.C.  
Born on December 16, 1917 in the Hannah Community of Florence County, she was the daughter of Ringold Gaskins and Addie White Gaskins.
She graduated from Hannah High School and was a retired employee of Belk Department Stores.  
Blanche and Leroy were married for 67 years when he died in 2003 and had lived in Georgetown, SC for over 70 years.
She was predeceased by two brothers, Herman T. Gaskins of Pamplico, S.C. and C.R. Gaskins of Georgetown, S.C.
Mrs. Hutchinson was a member of the First Baptist Church of Georgetown.  
She served as a Sunday School teacher in the primary department for many years and was a member of the Platt Sunday School Class.  
She, along with her husband Leroy, served on the Church’s Kitchen Committee for many years and they enjoyed travelling with the “Young as Ever” church group to various states as well as other countries during their retirement.
Survivors include her children, L.B. Hutchinson (Blinda) of Georgetown, Tony Hutchinson (Aileen) of McClellanville, James Hutchinson (Nellie) of Oak Harbor, Wash. and Cheryl H. Morris (Burness) of Jacksonville, Florida; three grandchildren, Mike Hutchinson (Stephanie) of Pawleys Island, S.C., Angela H. Elliott of Charleston, S.C. and Amy H. King (Rob) of Fort Mill, S.C.;  and two step children in Washington State; several great-grandchildren and step great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews.
Funeral services were held on Monday, December 10, 2012 at the First Baptist Church in Georgetown.  
The family received friends at 10 a.m. at the church prior to the 11 a.m. service.
Officiating the service was Dr. Ted Sherrill.   
Burial was at Pennyroyal Memorial Gardens in Georgetown following the service.
The family would like to express their gratitude to the caring staff of the Skilled Nursing Unit of The Lakes at Litchfield retirement complex at Pawleys Island, the caring staff at Morningside Assisted Living in Georgetown and the caring staff of Regency Hospice.
Memorials may be made to the First Baptist Church, 219 Cleland Street, Georgetown, SC 29440 or to Regency Hospice, 11943 Grand Haven, Garden City, SC.
Graham Funeral Home of Georgetown was in charge of arrangements for the family (www.grahamfuneralhome.org).

Edith Lewis

Edith M. Lewis age 90, of Pawleys Island, S.C., beloved wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, died Saturday, December 8, 2012 at her residence.
Born in Valley View, Pa., she was a daughter of the late Andrew and Laura Wesner.  
Mrs. Lewis was a very devoted homemaker.  
She was preceded in death by her husband, William J. Lewis Jr.
Survivors include her two daughters, Diana Schmicking of Pawleys Island and Donna Littlejohn of Troy, N.Y.; four grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
Services will be private.
An online guestbook is available at www.goldfinchfuneralhome.com/obituaries.
Memorial contributions may be made to Heartland Hospice, 1500 Main Street, Conway, SC 29526.
Goldfinch Funeral Home, Beach Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

John Nagy

Mr. John Anthony Nagy, 78, of Georgetown, S.C. died on November 30, 2012 at his home in Georgetown.
Born in Philadelphia, Pa., Mr. Nagy was the only child of John M. and Irene E. Nagy.  
He attended Springfield High School where he played football and baseball, and then graduated in 1952.  
He was offered a football scholarship to Villanova University.  
After sustaining an injury on the football field during his freshman year, he switched to the baseball team where he was a pitcher and lettered for four years before graduating in 1956 with a B.S. in economics.  
Mr. Nagy was employed for 39 years with Springs Industries (Springmaid Textiles) until his retirement in 1995.  
He resided in Plano, Texas from 1980-1995 and later resided in Georgetown for the past 18 years.
He was a veteran of the U.S. Army medical corp where he served from 1957 to 1959.  
Mr. Nagy was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Georgetown.
He served on the Board of the Tidelands Hospice as well as the Board of DeBordieu Property Owners Association in Georgetown.  He was also a member of the Georgetown County Board of Elections.
Mr. Nagy enjoyed family gatherings, fishing, boating, reading and the beach.
He is survived by his wife, Peggy (nee Thompson) Nagy of Georgetown; three sons, Michael (Alyson) Nagy, Robert (Kriszta Lauer) Nagy, and Kirk (Synthia) Nagy; and four grandchildren, John Michael, Olivia Helen, Jacob Matthew and Nickolas Scott Nagy.  
He was predeceased by his first wife, Helen (Ventresca) Nagy in 1989.  
Mr. Nagy’s visitation, mass and funeral took place on Wednesday, December 5, and Thursday, December 6, in Springfield, Pa.
Donations in his memory may be made to Moffitt Cancer Center, 12902 Magnolia Drive, Tampa, Florida 33612-9416 (or at www.moffitt.org) or to the Tidelands Community Hospice, 1139 N. Fraser St., Georgetown, SC 29440-2851.
Visit www.kovacsfuneralhome.com.

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