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Obituaries, December 2, 2012

  • Sunday, December 2, 2012

  • Updated Sunday, December 2, 2012 6:40 am

Elizabeth Canada

A graveside funeral service for Elizabeth “Beth” Rowe Canada will be held at 11 a.m. on Monday, December 3, 2012 at Quaker Cemetery. 
The Rev. Steve Patterson, Jr. and the Rev. David Weaver will officiate. 
The family will receive friends after the service at the Family Life Center of Lyttleton Street United Methodist Church, where she was a member and a former Sunday School teacher.
Beth died on November 30, 2012. She was born in Sumter on November 27, 1936. 
Her parents were Aletha “Tot” Walker Rowe and Carl O. Rowe.
She was a graduate of Limestone College, and prior to her marriage, she taught in the Charleston area for several years. 
Her favorite pastime was gardening, and she was never happier than when working in her yard.
In addition to her husband of 47 years, C.C. Canada, she is survived by two sons, Carrington Shaw “Cash” Canada and his wife Kimberly, and Walker Player Canada and his wife Liz; one brother, Carl O. Rowe Jr., and his wife Diane; and one granddaughter, Katherine Vivian Canada.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent to Lyttleton Street United Methodist Church, 1206 Lyttleton Street, Camden, SC 29020 or to Kershaw Health Hospice, 124 Battleship Road, Camden, SC 29020 or the charity of one’s choice-803-425-1916.
The family would like to thank Kershaw Health Hospice for the love and care which they always expressed.
Kornegay Funeral Home, Camden Chapel, is in charge of the arrangements.
Online condolences may be sent to the Canada family by visiting www.kornegayfuneral.com.

Rebecca Cooper

Rebecca Jane Ward Cooper, 75, widow of Jessie James Cooper, Sr., passed away on Friday, November 30, 2012 at Ron McNair Rehabilitation and Nursing Center in Lake City.
Born on May 13, 1937, in Williamsburg County, she was a daughter of the late Arthur Ward and the late Lizzie Cox Ward. Mrs. Cooper was of the Holiness faith.
Survivors include five sons, Donald Weavil (Debbie) of Georgetown, David Weavil of Georgetown, Daniel Bromell of TN, Jessie J. Cooper, Jr. (Theresa) of Georgetown and John A. Cooper (Judy) of Garden City; six grandchildren, Courtney Jackson, Tiffany Cooper, Nicki Cates, Lee Watts, Kevin Cox and Kenneth Cox; six great grandchildren; and a number of nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by a granddaughter, Annette Stewart; and a numerous brothers and sisters.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, December 4, 2012 in the Graham Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Mark C. Potter officiating. 
Burial will follow in Pennyroyal Memorial Gardens.
The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. on Monday at Graham Funeral Home.
Memorials may be made to Ron McNair Rehabilitation and Nursing Center, 56 Genesis Drive Lake City, SC 29560.
Graham Funeral Home of Georgetown is in charge of the arrangements and condolences may be sent to www.grahamfuneralhome.org.

Vernell Greene
Vernell Greene, 61, formerly of Georgetown, S.C., died on Monday, November 26, 2012 in New Haven, Connecticut.  
Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. on Monday, December 3, 2012 at Friendship St. Mary A.M.E. Church in the Annievilliage Community of Georgetown, S.C.
Ms. Greene was born on May 8, 1951 in Georgetown, South Carolina, a daughter of Mr. James Greene, Sr. and Mrs. Viola Tucker Greene.  
She was a member of Friendship St. Mary A.M.E. Church since early youth and was a 1969 graduate of Choppee High School.  
After relocating to New Haven, Conn., for several years she was employed by Gant Shirtmaker and Southern Connecticut State University.
Survivors include her son and daughter-in-law, Torrance Greene and Mary Kelly-Greene of New Haven, Conn.; three grandchildren; one great-grandchild; her mother, Viola Greene of Georgetown, S.C.; two sisters, Beaulah Reddick  and Ida Greene also of New Haven, Conn.; and an aunt, Yvonne Tucker of Georgetown, S.C.

Cynthia Jeffcoat

Cynthia Renee Jeffcoat, Georgetown, S.C. died November 30, 2012, after a yearlong battle with cancer. 
She died in her home, surrounded by her loving family. 
Cyndi loved teaching and was a long-time science teacher at Rosemary Middle School, Andrews, S.C. 
Born March 13, 1955 in Columbia, S.C., she was the daughter of Doris (Dot) Joyner Jeffcoat and the late Alex Hoyt Jeffcoat. 
She graduated from Columbia College and earned her Masters from Coastal Carolina University.  
She was National Board Certified and recognized as Teacher of the Year by her school.
Active in her church, Cyndi was a Sunday School teacher, youth worker, choir member, handbell ringer and volunteer at First Baptist Church, Georgetown.
Second only to her deep faith, Cyndi  most cherished her family, including her mother of Georgetown, and brothers and  beloved sisters-in-law, Robert(Bob) and Elaine Jeffcoat, Durham, N.C.; Mark and Barbara Jeffcoat, Lexington, S.C.; Jon and Marilyn Jeffcoat, Orlando, Fla.; and David and Kathy Jeffcoat, Seneca, S.C.; nieces, Karen Jeffcoat Hudson (Chad) and Lisa Jeffcoat; nephews, James Jeffcoat (Kristi), Stephen Jeffcoat, Timothy Jeffcoat and Jonathan Jeffcoat; four great-nephews, Jesse, Colin and Zeke Hudson; and Alex Jeffcoat; and cherished friend, Wayne Shoemake, Georgetown, S.C.
Funeral service will be 10 a.m., Monday, December 3, First Baptist Church, Georgetown.  
The family will receive friends from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. on Sunday afternoon at the church. 
Burial will be at Greenlawn Memorial Park, Columbia, at 3:30 p.m. 
The family will receive Columbia area friends after the graveside service.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials to First Baptist Church, 219 Cleland St., Georgetown, SC, 29440; or Tidelands Community Hospice, 2591 N. Fraser St., Georgetown, S.C. 29440.  The family would like to express gratitude to Dr. Sarah Adams and Tidelands Community Hospice.
Graham Funeral Home of Georgetown is in charge of the arrangements and condolences may be sent to www.grahamfuneralhome.org.


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