Obituaries, December 19, 2012

  • Tuesday, December 18, 2012

  • Updated Tuesday, December 18, 2012 3:27 pm

DEATH NOTICE

James Michael Jolly, 65, of Lancaster, S.C.
Buster Joe Hayward, age 42, of Hemingway, S.C.

FUNERAL SERVICES

Marthena Bryant


Marthena Davis Bryant, 82, of the Pee Dee Community, Georgetown, S.C. died on Sunday, December 9, 2012 at the Medical University of South Carolina Hospital, Charleston, S.C.  
Funeral services were held at 1 p.m. on Saturday, December 15, 2012 at Wilds Courtyard Chapel, Georgetown, S.C.
Mrs. Bryant was born on April 11, 1930 in Hemingway, S.C. to the marital union of Etheride Davis and Nettie Gray Davis.
She was the widow of James J. Bryant.  
Her early education was received in the Georgetown County public school system.  
She was formerly a supervisor of housekeeping at Johns Hopkins University of Maryland.
Survivors include her daughters, Shirley Royster and Naomi Frazier, both of Hemingway, S.C., and Gwen Simmons (Reno), of Garden City, S.C.; three sons, Ed Bryant and Roy Bryant (Lethia), all of Hemingway, S.C., and Phillip Bryant (Lydia) of Pikesville, Md.; 15 grandchildren; 29 great-grandchildren; and five great-great grandchildren.  
Funeral services were entrusted to Wilds Funeral Home, LLC.

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 were held at 2 p.m. on Monday afternoon, December 17, 2012, at First Baptist Church of Andrews.  
Officiating was the Rev. Donald P. Sapp.  
Burial followed 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.

Eddie Holmes
 
Eddie Fair Lang Holmes, 84, of Georgetown, S.C. died Saturday, December 15, 2012 at Georgetown Memorial Hospital.  
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. on Thursday, December 20, 2012 at Hopewell Missionary Baptist Church in the Choppee Community, with burial following in the church cemetery.
Mrs. Holmes was born December 25, 1928 in Georgetown County, S.C. to Steven Lang and Hattie Blackwell.  
She attended the public schools of Georgetown County and was a retired private housekeeper.
She was a member of Hopewell Baptist Church and served on both the Deaconess Board and the choir.              
Mrs. Holmes was the widow of George Holmes.
Survivors include her eight sons, George Holmes III, Oscar Holmes, Elvanza Holmes, Nathaniel Holmes, Willie Holmes, Clinton Holmes, Herbert Holmes, all of Hemingway, S.C., and Ernest Holmes of Lithonia, Ga.; and two daughters, Lynda Hudson and Ora Lee Davis, both of Hemingway, S.C.

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 were held at 2 p.m. on Monday, December 17, 2012 at Georgetown Church of God, with the Rev. Ossie Deese officiating.
Burial followed 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 was in charge of the arrangements (www.grahamfuneralhome.org).

Mary Mineroldi

Mary Elizabeth Nichols Mineroldi joined her Heavenly Father Sunday December 9, 2012 following a courageous battle against ALS.  
Mary was born April 20th, 1943 in Roanoke, Va. and enjoyed the past seven years with her husband and countless friends in Murrells Inlet, SC.  
Mary loved the beach and ocean, and passed that affection on to her sons and grandchildren.
Mary attended Salem College in Salem, W.Va. where she met and married Lloyd Mineroldi in 1963.  
Mary could accomplish anything she set forth to do and enjoyed many fulfilling years working in the medical field.  
She was full of optimism, energy and humor.  
Her interests included gardening, cooking, and home décor; but above all else she was devoted to loving and caring for her family.  She was an active member of Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church in Salem, Va. serving as a Eucharistic Minister and became an active member of St. Michael Catholic Church in Garden City, S.C.
Mary is survived by her husband Lloyd Mineroldi, sons and their spouses and children Todd and Kim Mineroldi and Zach, Mark and Chris Mineroldi and Brinley; her brother Aubrey Nichols; and her very special and dedicated friend Rosemary Vincent.
A memorial service to celebrate Mary’s life will be held at 2 p.m. on Friday, December 21, 2012 at Goldfinch Funeral Home, Beach Chapel.
In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be made to ALS  SC Chapter, 1023 Wapoo Rd., Charleston, SC 29407.
Goldfinch Funeral Home, Beach Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

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 was held at 2 p.m. on Monday, December 17, 2012, at the Outland Church of God.
Interment followed 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 was honored to serve the Pope family.  
Online condolences may be sent at McKenziechapels.com.

Gene Prosser

Gene McCoy Prosser, 73, died Friday, December 14, 2012 at Tidelands Community Hospice House.
Mr. Prosser was born in Florence on May 26, 1939, a son of the late Allard McCoy Prosser and Amanda Magnolia Powell Prosser.  He was educated in Georgetown County Public Schools and was a member of Georgetown Pentecostal Holiness Church, where he was active in Fishers of Men Sunday School and Men's Fellowship. Mr. Prosser's favorite hobby was chair caning.
Surviving are a sister, Janice Hodge of Awendaw; and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. on Sunday afternoon, December 16, 2012, at Georgetown Pentecostal Holiness Church.  
Officiating was the Rev. Lonnie Brazell, the Rev. Clide Glover, and the Rev. David Prosser.  
Burial followed at Elmwood Cemetery Annex.
The family received friends prior to the funeral service from 1 to 2 p.m. at the church.
Sign a guestbook at www.mayerfuneralhome.com.
The Georgetown Chapel of Mayer Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Charles Stanford

Charles Stanford, age 63, Pawleys Island died on Friday, December 14, 2012 at Grand Strand Regional Medical Center.
Born in Washington D.C., Chuck was a son of the late Aubrey and Rebecca Stanford.  
Chuck loved to hunt, fish, ski and enjoyed working in his yard.  
He worked for International Paper, Woodlands Division for 37 years.  
Chuck was on the Board of Directors for the United Way, Georgetown Kraft Credit Union but his passion was raising money for MUSC’s Children’s Hospital.  
Chuck was a man known for always helping a friend in need.
Survivors include his wife Andrea Stanford of Pawleys Island; daughter Allison Stanford of Pawleys Island; sister Beverly Stanford-Kreibich; niece Lori (Matt) Leist; nephew Dennis (Marian) Kreibich and brother-in-laws Page (Lois) Henley and Mark (Abbey) Henley.
A memorial mass was held at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, December 18, 2012 at Precious Blood of Christ Catholic Church.
Family received friends from 5 to 7 p.m. on Monday at Goldfinch Funeral Home, Pawleys Chapel.
The family requests that in lieu of flowers donations be made to Precious Blood of Christ Catholic Church, 1633 Waverly Rd., Pawleys Island, SC 29585.
Sign a guestbook at www.goldfinchfuneralhome.com.
Goldfinch Funeral Home, Beach Chapel was in charge of the arrangements.

Bernice Wilkinson

Bernice Wilkinson, 91, of Georgetown, S.C. died December 13, 2012, at her home.
Mrs. Wilkinson was born in Murrells Inlet, a daughter of the late Herman Kelner Wilson and Frances Vereen Wilson.  
She was a member of First Baptist Church.
Survivors include her daughter, Anne Forbes of Georgetown; a son, Chris Johnson (Susie) of Georgetown; three grandchildren, Brooke Sigmon (Bernie), Greg Cameron, and Courtney Cameron; one great-grandson, Ryan Sigmon; and a special nephew, Bill Johnson (Linda) of Murrells Inlet.
In addition to her parents, Mrs. Wilkinson was predeceased by two husbands, Robert “Bob” Henning Johnson and Col. Reading “Sonny” Wilkinson; three brothers; and a sister.
Graveside services were held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, December 15, 2012, at Belin Memorial United Methodist Cemetery in Murrells Inlet.
The family received friends from 6 to 8 p.m. on Friday, December 14, 2012, at the Georgetown Chapel of Mayer Funeral Home.
Sign a guestbook at www.mayerfuneralhome.com.
Memorials are suggested to Regency Hospice, 11943 Grandhaven Dr., Murrells Inlet, SC 29576.

Arthur Wilson
 
Arthur Dubose “A.D” Wilson, 81, husband of Bertha Ward Wilson passed away on Friday, December 14, 2012 at his home.
Born on May 20, 1931, in Williamsburg County, he was a son of the late Arthur James Wilson and the late Bertie Mae Martin Wilson. Mr. Wilson was a member of Saint's Delight Pentecostal Holiness Church where he was a member of the Dorothy & Larry Lambert Sunday School Class and the church choir.
He also served as a church musician. Mr. Wilson was a retired machinist with the Detyen's Shipyard as well as instrumental in organizing the Gospel Filling Station in Lamberttown. He was also involved in the Lamberttown Community Center.
Survivors include his wife of Georgetown; two sons, Bruce Cusack (Dianne) of Georgetown and Randy Wilson (Elaine) of Andrews; two daughters, Rita Wilson (Phillip) of Georgetown and Penny Cox (Randy) of Andrews; one sister, Frances Cumbie (Dan) of Andrews; 11 grandchildren; 18 great grandchildren; and a number of nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by a grandson, Will Cusack; three brothers, Woodrow Wilson, Charles Wilson and Bishop Wilson; and a sister, Vera Howard.
Funeral Services were held at 2 p.m. on Sunday, December 16, 2012 at Saint's Delight Pentecostal Holiness Church with Rev. Chris Browder officiating. Burial followed in the Lambert Cemetery.
The family received friends from 6 to 8 p.m. on Saturday at Saint's Delight Pentecostal Holiness Church.
Memorials may be made to Tidelands Community Hospice, 2591 N. Fraser St. Georgetown, SC 29440.
Graham Funeral Home of Georgetown was in charge of the arrangements (www.grahamfuneralhome.org).

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