Obituaries, December 17, 2012

  • Monday, December 17, 2012

DEATH NOTICE Buster Joe Hayward, age 42, of Hemingway, S.C. FUNERAL SERVICES
Creola Foster Creola Strong Foster, 91, of Andrews, S.C., widow of Walter “John” Leroy Foster, died Saturday, December 15, 2012, at Georgetown Memorial Hospital in Georgetown. Mrs. Foster was born in Andrews on July 31, 1921, a daughter of the late Ernest Strong and Lottie A. Morris Strong.   She grew up in Andrews and graduated from Andrews High School.   Mrs. Foster was a retired employee of Oneita Knitting Mills and a member of First Baptist Church of Andrews.   She was a devoted wife, mother, and grandmother. In addition to her husband and parents, Mrs. Foster was predeceased by a daughter, Mary Evelyn Ethridge; and step-mother, Dosson Cantley Strong. Surviving are three sons, Linwood Foster (Lou) of Litchfield Beach, Stanley L. Foster of Murrells Inlet, and Anthony Foster (Laura) of Rock Hill; two daughters, Marilyn F. Plunkett (John) of Andrews and Annalyn F. Lambert (Mitchell) of Georgetown; nine grandchildren, Terri and Sandi Wilson, Jessica Sharpe, Jeremy, Stan, Allee and Rutledge Foster, Melissa Rapley, and Sherrelle Abbott; seven great-grandchildren; two half-brothers, Ernie Strong of Florence and Donnie Strong of Pawleys Island; and two half-sisters, Irene S. McCants of Andrews and Robin S. Munnerlyn of Georgetown. Sign a guest book at www.mayerfuneralhome.com.     Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. on Monday afternoon, December 17, 2012, at First Baptist Church of Andrews.   Officiating will be the Rev. Donald P. Sapp.   Burial will follow in Andrews Memorial Cemetery. The family received friends from 6 to 8 p.m. on Sunday evening, December 16, 2012, at the Andrews Chapel of Mayer Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to: American Cancer Society, South Atlantic Division, 128 Stonemark Lane, Columbia, SC 29210 or First Baptist Church of Andrews, 6 N. Rosemary Ave. Andrews, SC 29510. Wendell Hinson Wendell Edwin Hinson, 89, of DeBordieu Colony, Georgetown, S.C. died Sunday, December 16, 2012 at his residence. Mr. Hinson was born in Clio, SC, a son of the late Charles Evans Hinson and Penny Aleene Moore Hinson.  He was a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II.   He attended Cornell, Colgate, The Citadel, UGA (University of Georgia) and Wofford during war time.   Mr. Hinson worked with J. Edward Hoover at the F.B.I at the beginning of World War II.   Mr. Hinson developed Apache Campground and Myrtle Beach Travel Park in Myrtle Beach.  He was the former owner of Conway Sporting Goods.  Mr. Hinson was preceded in death by his wife, Lucille Calhoun Hinson; a brother, James Lewis Hinson; and two sisters, Lois Hinson Cox and Norma Lewis Davis. Surviving are two sons, Keith Hinson and wife Dixie, and Charles Hinson and wife Kathy, both of Myrtle Beach; a daughter, Karen H. Ligon and husband Tom of DeBordieu Colony; eight grandchildren, Brook H. Walker and husband Kenan, Kaitland McCutcheon and husband Jay, Christopher K. Hinson, Katie H. Lewis and husband Cody, Courtney A. Hinson, Chase A Hinson, Callie E. Ligon and Thomas H. Ligon; and two great-grandchildren, Emmie Walker and Kenan Walker. A graveside service will be held 11 a.m. on Wednesday at Hillcrest Cemetery. The family will receive friends after the service at the graveside. Memorials may be sent to Coastal Carolina University/Hinson Scholarship Fund, P.O. Box 261954, Conway, SC 29528. Sign a guestbook at www.goldfinchfuneralhome.com Goldfinch Funeral Home, Conway Chapel is in charge of arrangements. Brian Lunsford Brian Keith Lunsford, 55, loving father and husband of Kay Elliott Lunsford, passed away on Friday, December 14, 2012. Born on November, 8, 1957, in Conway, he was the son of the late O.E. “Bud” Lunsford and the late Marilyn Simpson Lunsford.  Mr. Lunsford was a member of Georgetown Church of God and was the owner and operator of Georgetown Electric Motor.  Mr. Lunsford influenced many young girls through his love of softball.  He also enjoyed hunting, fishing and spending time with his family. Survivors include his wife of Georgetown; three children, Brian K. Lunsford Jr., Kelli L. Taylor (Derek) and Katie Lunsford, all of Georgetown; three sisters, Cheryl Andrews (Butch) of Conway, Dawn Kanarish (Jeff) of Atlanta, Ga. and Alisa Lunsford of Surfside Beach; and a number of nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; and grandparents, Howard and Elizabeth Simpson. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. on Monday, December 17, 2012 at Georgetown Church of God with the Rev. Ossie Deese officiating.  Burial will follow in Pennyroyal Memorial Gardens. The family received friends from 2 to 4 p.m. on Sunday at Graham Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to the Georgetown High School Softball Team, 2500 Anthuan Maybank Dr. Georgetown, SC 29440. Graham Funeral Home of Georgetown is in charge of the arrangements (www.grahamfuneralhome.org). Louise Pope  Louise Welch Pope, 86, of Hemingway, S.C., the widow of Thomas Johnson Pope, went home to be with the Lord, Saturday morning, December 15, 2012, at Tidelands Community Hospice. She was born the daughter of John Matthew Welch and Kean Welch on October 21, 1926 in Clarendon County.   She was a member of the Outland Church of God. She leaves behind three children, Thomas “Tommy” Pope, John “Johnny” Douglas (Suzanne) Pope, and Virginia Louise (Jimmy) Capps; eight grandchildren; and 16 great-grandchildren.   She also leaves behind a brother, Harold Welch; two sisters, Francis (Luther) McCutcheon and Emma Menendez; and three sister-in-laws, Mary Welch, Mary Francis Welch, and Alma Welch McCameron. She was predeceased by her parents; her husband; five brothers, John “JB” (Martha) Welch, Vincent Welch, Lonnie Welch, Wardell Welch, and Julius Welch; and a sister, Lois McLaughlin. A Home Going Celebration will be held at 2 p.m. on Monday, December 17, 2012, at the Outland Church of God.  Interment will follow in the church cemetery, directed by the Hemingway Chapel of McKenzie Funeral Home. Visitation was from 6 to 8 p.m. on Sunday evening, December 16, 2012 in the sanctuary of Outland Church of God. McKenzie Funeral Home is honored to serve the Pope family.   Online condolences may be sent at McKenziechapels.com.

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