Obituaries, December 5, 2011

  • Sunday, December 4, 2011

Lilus Aiken

Funeral services for the late Mrs. Lilus Aiken were held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, December 3, 2011 at Hopewell AME Church in Hemingway, S.C.
Interment followed in the Hopewell Cemetery in Hemingway, directed by Nesmith~Pinckney Funeral Home, Inc.
Mrs. Lilius Mitchell Aiken, the daughter of the late Prince Mitchell Sr. and Hattie Brown Mitchell was born June 8th, 1924 in Williamsburg County. She departed her life on Sunday, November 27th, 2011 at Georgetown Memorial Hospital after an extended illness.
She was educated in the public schools of Williamsburg County. She joined Mt. Carmel AME church at an early age and later joined St. Luke AME Church. She then became affiliated with Hopewell AME Church where she accepted Christ as her personal Savior and became a member of the Senior Choir.
She served as a domestic worker and retired once her health failed.
Mrs. Lilus Aiken was united in Holy wedlock to the late Mr. Leroy Aiken Sr. and to this union twelve children were born. Two of them proceeded her in death.
She leaves to cherish her memories, seven daughters, Deloris Ingram, Shirley LaSane, Kathleen (Kelly) Linnen, Janice Aiken, and Jane Aiken all of Hemingway, and Wanda (Alonzo) Johnson and Lula Mae Palmer, both of Georgetown, S.C.; three sons, Henry (Virginia) Aiken of Kingstree, S.C.; Joe (Lola) Aiken of Brownmill, N.J.; Daniel (Sharon) Aiken of Georgetown, SC; two sisters, Ellen Dickerson and Josephine (Oscar) Smith, both of Bronx, N.Y.; 42 grandchildren; 88 great-grandchildren; and a host of nieces, nephews and friends.
Special friends of the family are Mrs. Bertha Chandle, Margaret Miller, Donarhee Cribb, and Mary Lois Durant.

Thomas Bath

Harold Thomas “Tommy” Bath, III, 42, of Andrews died Saturday, December 3, 2011, at Georgetown Memorial Hospital.
Mr. Bath was born in Georgetown on April 28, 1969, a son of Harold T. Bath, Jr. and the late Patricia Roberts Bath. He lived all his life in Andrews.
Surviving in addition to his father of Andrews are two brothers, Jason Bath and Brandon Bath, both of Andrews; his paternal grandmother, Gladys Blakeley Bath of Andrews; and a number of aunts and uncles.
Private funeral services were held at 2 p.m. on Sunday afternoon, December 4, 2011, at the graveside in Andrews Memorial Cemetery. Officiating was the Rev Donald P. Sapp.
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The family suggests memorials to First Baptist Church of Andrews, 106 E. Oakland St., Andrews, S. C. 29510.
The Andrews Chapel of Mayer Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Annabell Campbell

Annabell G. Campbell, 69, of the Oatland Community, Georgetown, S.C. died November 28, 2011 at Georgetown Memorial Hospital, Georgetown.
Funeral services were held at 1 p.m. on Saturday, December 3, 2011 at Mt. Sinai Missionary Baptist Church with burial following in the church cemetery.
Mrs. Campbell was born September 9, 1942 in Georgetown to Oliver Gamble, Sr. and Mrs. Victoria Lawhorn Gamble.
She was most recently employed as a Food Service Worker with the Georgetown County School District.
Mrs. Campbell was a member of Mt. Sinai Missionary Baptist Church where she served as a member of the Gospel Choir and Senior Missionary Board.
Survivors include her husband, Issac Campbell, Sr.; three daughters, Margaret McCall, Sharon Flagler and Tara Lewis, all of Georgetown; three sons, Min. Douglas Campbell of Georgetown, Isaac B. Campbell, Jr. of Myrtle Beach, S.C., and James O. Campbell of Atlanta, Ga.; one step-daughter, Earthaleen Singleton Mazyck of Georgetown, S.C.; seven sisters, Lue Della Geathers, Elnora Gamble, Elizabeth Johnson, Victoria Gamble and Janice Gamble, all of Georgetown, S.C., Dr. Beatrice Franklin and Karen Gamble, all of Columbia, S.C.; five brothers, Samuel Gamble, Oliver Gamble, Jr., Dea. Harold Gamble, Ezekiel Gamble, Joseph Gamble, all of Georgetown, S.C.; one aunt, Rebecca Williams; 13 grandchildren; three step-grandchildren; one great-grandchild.
Larry Cokley

Funeral services for the late Theodore “Larry” Cokley were held at noon on Saturday, December 3rd, 2011 at Hickory Hill Baptist Church in Nesmith, S.C.
Interment followed in the Barr Cemetery in Nesmith, S.C. directed by Nesmith~Pinckney Funeral Home, Inc.
“Let not your heart be troubled; ye believe in God believe also in me.” John 14:1.
Theodore “Larry” Cokley, son of the late Mr. Louris Edward “Doc” Cokley and Mrs. Mary Ceal Cokley was born on January 16th, 1960 in Williamsburg County. He departed this life on Saturday, November 26th, 2011 at MUSC in Charleston, SC.
Larry received his education as a homebound student. He was called by many and was smarter than anyone with a college degree. He was also known as “ Mr. Fix It”. If he didn’t understand something, he would not be satisfied until he got the correct answer.
He was a member of Hickory Hill Baptist Church where he was baptized at an early age and accepted Christ as his personal Savior. He worked on the Trustee board and was a member of the gospel choir. Larry worked faithfully in these capacities until his health began to fail. Many Sundays, he would press his way through church not feeling well. Larry was a fun, loving person to all he met in life and was ready to lend a helping hand to all in any way he could.
Loved ones who will cherish his memories are his loving mother Mrs. Mary Ceal Cokley of the home; a nephew he took in as his son, Issac Green of the home; three sisters, Mrs. Mary B, Green of Irvington, NJ; Ms. Anna Cokley and Christine Cokley both of Nesmith, SC; five brothers, James (Pennie) Cokley of Hillside, NJ; Louris Edward Cokley Jr. and Marlen Cokley both of Hemingway, SC; Raymon (Betty) Cokley of Nesmith, SC, Craig (Angela) Cokley of Little River, SC, two nieces he took in as his daughters, Min. Manerralin Green of the home and Mrs. Monica (Barry) Broadwater of Kingstree, SC; five aunts, Edith Snowden of Rochester, NY; Dorothy (George) Graham of Newberry, SC; Mrs. Katie Taylor of Newark, NJ; Mrs. Deloris (George) Taylor of Philadelphia, PA; seven uncles, Bishop Italy Cokley of Contonsville, MD; Henry Cokley of Newark, NJ; Alex Cooper of Rochester, NY; Ernest (Rachel) Cooper, Tom (Mildred) Cooper, and James Cooper all of Kingstree, SC; two great aunts, Cooley McNeil of Philadelphia, PA and Daisy McFadden of Nesmith, SC; and a host of nieces, nephews, relatives, and friends.    

Eleanor Davidson

Eleanor Crawford Davidson, 60, passed away Wednesday, November 30, 2011 at St. Joseph Medical Center in Towson, Md.
Born on March 29, 1951, in Anderson, S.C., she was a daughter of the late Adam H. Davidson and the late Eleanor Fleming Davidson.
Ms. Davidson was an avid reader and through this passion she became a reading teacher to share her love for reading.  
Survivors include two sisters, Florence Davidson of Kensington, Md. and Juliet Davidson of Eldersburg, Md.; a brother, Adam Davidson and his wife Laura of Aiea, HI; and a nephew, Joseph Davidson also of Aiea, HI.
A graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. on Monday, December 5, 2011 in Pennyroyal Memorial Gardens.
Graham Funeral Home of Georgetown is in charge of the arrangements (www.grahamfuneralhome.org).

Jack Hughes
Jimmie Jackson “Jack” Hughes, 89, passed away Friday, Dec. 2, 2011, in a Florence Hospital.
Mr. Hughes was born in Hemingway, a son of the late Richard Anderson and Myrtle Hughes Hughes.
He was a member of the Ebenezer United Methodist Church, a graduate of Hemingway High School and the Aircraft Management School on Parris Island, SC. During World War II he served in the US Marine Corp., later transferred to and retired from the US Air Force.
Surviving are three brothers, Ned Hughes, Carroll Hughes and Arlet Hughes, all of Hemingway; sisters, Becky Dunahoe of Hemingway and Lydia H. Wofford of Greenwood, S.C.;  a number of nieces and nephews.
Mr. Hughes was married to the late Mary “Sue” Williams Hughes and was predeceased by a sister, Mary Nell Milling.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 4, 2011,  in the Ebenezer United Methodist Church in Hemingway. Burial, directed by Morris Funeral Home of Hemingway, SC, was at 4 p.m. in the Ocean Woods Cemetery in Myrtle Beach, SC.
Memorials may be made to the Ebenezer United Methodist  Church, PO Box 188,  Hemingway, SC  29554.
Please sign the guestbook at www.morris-funeralhome.com.
George Jenkins

George Waymoth Jenkins, 89, of Andrews passed away on Sunday, December 4, 2011, at his residence.
Mr. Jenkins was born on November 21, 1922 in Wrens, Ga., the son of John R. Jenkins and Malissie P. Jenkins. 
Mrs. Mamie S. Jenkins, a loving and caring step-mother, played a major role in his life. 
A native of Jefferson County, Ga., Mr. Jenkins lived most of his adult life in Andrews. 
He was a veteran of World War II and retired from employment with International Paper Co., where he worked in the Power House. 
Mr. Jenkins served as a Board member of Andrews Christian Academy, and his hobbies included farming, gardening, and cows. 
He was a very active member and deacon of First Baptist Church in Andrews.
Funeral services will be held Tuesday, December 6, 2011 at eleven o’clock at First Baptist Church in Andrews. Burial will follow in Andrews Memorial Cemetery.
Rev. Paul Sapp and Rev. Andy Jenkins will conduct the service.  The family will receive friends in the Fellowship Hall Parlor one hour prior to the service.
Survivors include his wife, Willa Swails Jenkins; two sons, Wayne Jenkins (Sylvia) and Greg Jenkins (Belinda); a grandson, Travis Jenkins; a granddaughter, Laurin Smith (Josh); a sister, Essie Ruth Morris; and a number of nieces and nephews.  He was predeceased by:  a son, Bob Jenkins; three brothers, Earl, C. G., and John; and two sisters, Fannie Palmer and Marie Hobbs.
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In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to:  First Baptist Church, 6 N. Rosemary Ave., Andrews, SC 29510, or to Tidelands Community Hospice, 2591 N. Fraser St., Georgetown, SC 29440.
The Andrews Chapel of Mayer Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Patricia Jones

Patricia Ann Brewer Jones, 68, of Georgetown, the widow of William Deleon Jones went home to be with the Lord, Thursday morning, December 1, 2011, at Georgetown Memorial Hospital.
She leaves behind: her children, two daughters, Debra Pope and Robin Davis; and a son, Jamie Jones; a brother, Harold Edwin Brewer; and a sister, Miriam Brewer Oldham.
She was predeceased by her husband; a son, Kenny Jones; a sister, Lillian Maxine Chambers.
Graveside services were held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, December 3, 2011 at Bethel Cemetery, directed by the Georgetown Chapel of McKenzie Funeral Home.
McKenzie Funeral Home is honored to serve the Jones family.  Online condolences may be sent to McKenzieFH.com.

Bobby Newton

Bobby Lee Newton, 67, of Andrews died Tuesday, November 29, 2011, at his residence.
Mr. Newton was born in Andrews on June 1, 1944, a son of the late Robert B. Newton and Mary Cleo Thomas Newton.
He grew up in the Oceda section of Georgetown County and was a graduate of Andrews High School. 
Mr. Newton was an active member of Gourdine’s Chapel Church, where he was a Sunday School teacher for a number of years. 
He was the owner and operator of Interior Landscaping.
Mr. Newton was also predeceased by: a brother, Robert O’Quinn Newton.
Surviving are five brothers, Herman (Carol) Newton, John (Judy) Newton, and Mark (Ann) Newton all of Andrews, David Newton and Laurie (Joan) Newton both of Conway; a sister, Judy Newton of Andrews; and a number of nieces and nephews.
Funeral services were Saturday morning, December 3, 2011, at 11 a.m. at Gourdine’s Chapel. 
Officiating was the Rev. Themos Cribb.  Burial followed in Gourdine’s Chapel Churchyard.
The family received friends at Gourdine’s Chapel Friday evening, December 2, 2011, from 6 to 8 p.m.
Sign a guest book at: www.mayerfuneralhome. com.
Memorials may be made to Gourdine’s Chapel, c/o Judy Newton, 10789 Sts. Delight Rd., Andrews, S. C. 29510.
The Georgetown Chapel of Mayer Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Margaret Ridley

Margaret Elaine Thomas Ridley, 83, wife of Lawrence William Ridley, died Sunday, December 4, 2011 at Tidelands Community Hospice House.
Born on September 9, 1928 in West Bloomfield Township, MI, she was a daughter of the late Leslie Thomas and late Jessie Thomas. Mrs. Ridley was a member of Wayne United Methodist Church.
Survivors include her husband of Georgetown; four children, Laurie Conlen (Patrick) of Michigan, Leslie Taylor (William) of Florida, William Ridley (Marianne) of Georgetown and Pete Ridley (Araceli) of Georgetown; six grandchildren; and one sister, Beverly Snidecor of Arizona.
A memorial service will be held at a later date.
Graham Funeral Home of Georgetown is in charge of the arrangements (www.grahamfuneralhome.org).

Charlie Russ

Charlie Rothie Russ, 91, of Georgetown died Friday, December 2, 2011, at Waccamaw Community Hospital.
Mr. Russ was born in the Pleasant Hill community of Georgetown County on September 10, 1920, a son of the late James Furman Russ and Lila Pauline Goude Russ. 
He lived in Georgetown all of his life and served in the U.S. Army during World War II. 
Mr. Russ retired after 40 years of employment with International Paper Company.  He was a member of Screven Baptist Church.
Surviving are four sons, Charles Edward Russ (Linda) of Georgetown, David Arthur Russ (Georgia) of Macedonia, and Ricky Russ (Annette) of Alvin, and Shawn Russ (Terry) of Georgetown; one daughter, Tabitha H. Russ of Georgetown; two brothers, Ned H. Russ (Evelyn) of Hawkinsville, Ga. and Caulzine Russ (Paula) of Texas; two sisters, Leta Mae Parker of Coco Beach, Fla. and Noval Fildes of Merritt Island, Fla.; a number of nieces and nephews; 14 grandchildren; and 33 great-grandchildren.
Mr. Russ was predeceased by his first wife, the love of his life and soul mate, Chloe Elizabeth Rushton Russ.
Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. on Monday afternoon, December 5, 2011, at Screven Baptist Church. 
Officiating will be the Rev. Jason Williams, the Rev. Ned Russ, and Fletcher Carter.  Entombment will follow at Pennyroyal Memorial Gardens Mausoleum. The family received friends at the Georgetown Chapel of Mayer Funeral Home on Sunday afternoon, December 4, 2011, from 3 to 5 p.m.
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