Obituaries, December 21, 2012

  • Thursday, December 20, 2012

Marguerite Gomez

Funeral services for Marguerite A. Howard Gomez, 83, of Columbia, S.C. will be held at noon on Saturday, December 22, 2012 at the Greenlawn Funeral Home Chapel, conducted by Bishop Jimmy Holt.  
Interment will follow in Greenlawn Memorial Park.  
The family will receive friends from 11 to noon prior to the service at the funeral home.
“Maggie” was an Army wife who formerly worked at the Post Exchange at Fort Jackson.  
She was a longtime member of the Latter Day Saints Church and an avid Clemson football fan.  
She loved animals, especially cats.
She is survived by sisters, Betty Lou Howard Sisk of Eastover, S.C. and Adrie Jane Howard Holt of Georgetown, S.C.; three children by marriage, Ret. LTC Arthur A. Gomez Jr. of North Carolina, Linda Garcia of San Jose, Calif. and William Gomez of San Jose, Calif.; eight grandchildren by marriage; 12 great-grandchildren by marriage; three nieces; four nephews (one deceased); three great-nieces; six great-nephews; and many cousins and friends.
Memorials may be made in her honor to the American Heart Association, 520 Gervais Street, Suite 300, Columbia, SC 29201 or SPCA-Humane Society, 121 Humane Lane, Columbia, SC 29209.
Family and friends may sign the on-line guest book at: www.greenlawnfuneralhome.com.

Albertha Neal
Albertha Neal, 77,  formerly of Georgetown, S.C., died on Monday, December 17, 2012 at Columbus Hospice House in Columbus, Ga.   
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, December 22, 2012 at New Hope U.M.E. Church, in the Sampit Community of Georgetown, S.C.   
Visitation will take place from 6 to 7 p.m. on Friday at the Wilds Courtyard Chapel.
Mrs. Neal was a daughter of Herbert White, Sr. and Mrs. Rosa Myers.  
After graduating from Rosemary High School in Andrews, S.C., she moved to Connecticut.
 There, she attended technical school and was employed for a number of years as an audiologist with the Connecticut State Department of Health.  
She was married to Rennie Lee Neal, who preceded her in death.  
In 2007, she moved to Columbus, Ga., where she remained until her death.
Surviving  are her children, Glendora Neal, Brenda Carter, and Ronnie Lee Neal; her siblings, Beulah Miller, Herbert White Jr., Isaiah White, Roberta Wofford, Maunie White, Lila Heard, Mary W. Duncan, Joe F. White, Benjamin White, Carrie Cooper, and Mary L. Duncan.  
Funeral services are entrusted to Wilds.

Sallie Rice

Linen-Knox Funeral Home announces the funeral services for Mrs. Sallie Rice, age 90, of the Pee Dee Community of Hemingway, S.C.
Mrs. Rice died on Tuesday, December 18, 2012 at MUCS Hospital in Charleston, S.C.
She was the wife of the late Mr. Oscar Rice.
Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. on Saturday, December 22, 2012 at the Trinity AME Church in the Pee Dee Community, with Rev. McNeil Evans Jr. officiating.
Burial will follow in the church cemetery.
The remains will lie in state in the sanctuary of the church from 11 a.m. until the hour of service.
Viewing will be held from 3 to 5 p.m. on Friday, December 21, 2012 at Linen-Knox Funeral Home.
Mrs. Rice is survived by her four daughters, Mrs. Carolyn Hamby of Inkster, Mich., Ms. Sandra L. Rice of Wahiawa, Hawaii, Mrs. Willa Cranston of Stone Mountain, Ga., and Mrs. Trudy Edmonds of Surry, Va.; three sons, Mr. John F. Rice of Huntsville, Ala., Mr. Marty Rice of Georgetown, S.C. and Mr. Oscar Rice Jr. of Romulus, Mich.; two sisters, Mrs. Rebecca Dewitt of Hampton, Va., and Mrs. Frankie Shrieve of Romulus, Mich.; and a host of grandchildren, nieces, other relatives and friends.
Funeral arrangements are entrusted to Linen-Knox Funeral Home.

Claire VanArsdall

Claire Dittrich VanArsdall of Indianapolis, Ind. passed away December 18, 2012.
She was 104 years old.  
A strong woman beyond her generation, she was a devoted daughter of Irvington.  
A benefactor and generous supporter of the Irvington United Methodist Church, and The Benton House, she was a recipient of the Irvington Historical Society “George S. Coffman Award” for her devotion to the preservation of Irvington history.
Founder of the Kum Duble Sunday School Class, along with her husband of 55 years, Roy, who predeceased her in 1986, she lived to celebrate the 75th anniversary of the still active group which was a center of her life.
An astute bridge player and avid Yahtzee competitor, she, until recently, could and would take on either of her daughters or any one of her five grandchildren willing to take the risk of being defeated by Grandmama.
Claire was loved by and friend to many; her circle emcompassed the communities of her homes in Litchfield, S.C., Marshfield, MA, and Indianapolis yet she remained loyal to her roots in Irvington and served as Honorary Chairman of the Board of Glenroy Construction Company, which she and her husband founded in 1949.
Claire is survived by her two daughters, Nancy VanArsdall (Mary Gaul) and Linda VanArsdall (Robert Kinnenmonth); her five grandchildren, Julianne (Matt Hurdle), Katherine Jones, Kimberly Cody (Jeff Erickson), Jesse N. Jones, IV (Elissa Milto) and James R. Cody (Kelly); and many great-grandchildren.
Services will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, December 21, 2012 at the Irvington United Methodist Church, 30 N. Audubon Circle, Indianapolis, IN, 46219.
Friends are welcome for visitation in the church parlor from 10 a.m. until the time of the celebration of Claire.
Memorial contributions may be made to Roy and Claire VanArsdall Memorial Fund, c/o the Irvington United Methodist Church and/or to a charitable organization of the donor’s choice.  
Final arrangements are entrusted to Shirley Brothers Irving Hill Chapel (www.shirleybrothers.com).

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