Obituaries, December 7, 2012

  • Thursday, December 6, 2012


Harry L. Greene, age 87, of Columbia, S.C.
Charles Terrill Williams, age 36, of Durham, N.C.


Jimmy Etheridge

Jimmy Etheridge, 63, husband on Mary Miller Etheridge, passed away on Wednesday, December 5, 2012 at Georgetown Memorial Hospital.
Born on November 14, 1949, in Georgetown County, S.C. he was a son of the late Marvin Claude Etheridge and the late Beulah Cribb Etheridge.
Mr. Etheridge was a U.S. Army veteran having served in Vietnam from 1970 to 1971.
He loved his country and was an advocate for Vietnam Veterans.
Mr. Etheridge was a member of Graves Southern Baptist Church.
He enjoyed riding motorcycles, camping, working in the yard, animals and above all else he loved his family.
Survivors include his wife of Georgetown; three children, Sheila Etheridge of Pawleys Island, S.C., Melanie Grainger (Chucky) of Georgetown and Jeremy Etheridge of Georgetown; four grandchildren, Kaylee Etheridge, Cole Lambert, Reid Grainger and Holly Grainger; one sister, Birdell Ethridge of Athens, Ga.; a special nephew, Phillip Ethridge (Julie) of Lake Oconee, Ga.; and a number of other nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by a brother, Elwood Etheridge.
A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, December 7, 2012 at Graves Southern Baptist Church.
The family will receive friends following the service at the church.
Memorial may be made to Graves Southern Baptist Church, 44 Vine St. Georgetown, SC 29440.
Graham Funeral Home of Georgetown is in charge of the arrangements and condolences may be sent to www.grahamfuneralhome.org.

Oliver Gamble Jr.

Oliver Gamble Jr., departed this life and entered into eternal rest, on December 2, 2012. He was born on June 29, 1947 to the late Mr.Oliver Gamble Sr. and the Late Mrs. Victoria Lawhorn Gamble in the Oatland section of Georgetown County.
At an early age Mr. Gamble joined Mt. Sinai Missionary Baptist Church and was a faithful member.
He was educated in the Georgetown County school system.
Upon graduating high school in 1966, Mr. Gamble moved to New Rochelle, N.Y. where he lived for 36 years.
He was emplyed by the City of New Rochelle until he became disabled.
He was married to Mrs. Irene Hobby-Gamble who preceded him to the grave.
He leaves to cherish his memories, a loving and devoted fiancee, Ms. Charlena Johnson of Georgetown; five daughters, Mrs. Sandra Obasi of Georgetown, Mrs. Teresa Linen of Charlotte, N.C., Mrs. Crystal Gamble-Jackson(Jason) of Brooklyn, N.Y., Ms. Dwan Jackson and Ms. Dakia Jackson, both of New Rochelle, N.Y.; seven sisters, Mrs. Lue Della Geathers, Ms. Elnora Gamble, Deaconess Elizabeth (Deacon Louis) Johnson, Ms. Victoria Gamble and Ms. Janice Gamble, all of Georgetown, S.C., Dr. Beatrice Gamble-Franklin (Dr.Gregory) and Ms. Karen Gamble, both of Columbia, S.C.; four brothers, Mr. Samuel Gamble (Marita), Deacon Harold Gamble, Mr. Ezekiel Gamble (Mary) and Mr. Joseph Gamble (Karen), all of Georgetown, S.C.; one aunt, Mrs. Rebecca Williams; 15 grandchildren; and a host of nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.
Funeral services for Mr. Gamble will be held at 1 p.m. on Saturday, December 8, 2012, at Mt Sinai Missionary Baptist Church with Rev. Justin J. Gamble officiating.
The deceased's body will be placed in state two hours prior to the funeral.
Burial will follow in the church cemetery under the direction of Bartell Funeral Home of Hemingway.

Roy E. Gilbert Jr.

Roy E. Gilbert Jr. of Pawleys Island passed away Tuesday, November 27, 2012 at his home after an extended illness and is now with our Lord, free of pain.
Roy was predeceased by his sister, Gail Green of Camden, N.Y.  
A memorial service will be held at Pawleys Island Tavern on Monday, December 10, from 2 to 4 p.m. with Shep Davis officiating.
Please join us for the celebration of his life.  
Roy will be remembered for his love of life, family and friends.
His talents included woodworking, wood turning and making stringed instruments.
Roy and his friend Todd Roth created many cigar box guitars the last few years of his life.
He had a love for music, having played piano, accordion and harmonica.
He was a lifelong printer in offset and screen-print.  
Surviving are his wife, Mary Gilbert; two daughters, Debbie Trahan of Georgia and Kellie Gilbert of Florida; three sons, Greg, Mark and Brian Gilbert; three step-daughters, Gail Shupe, Wendy Pollard and Nikki Joyce; 11 grandchildren in Georgia; and eight grandchildren of Grand Rapids, Mich.  
He is also survived by his mother, Genevieve Gary; his sister, Betty Benzing of Georgia; and his father, Roy E Gilbert Sr. of Wellsboro, Pa.  
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to charities of one's choice in Roy's memory.
The Burroughs Funeral Home and Cremation Service, Murrells Inlet, S.C. is in charge of the arrangements.

May Hensley

May Hannele Vixton Hensley passed this life on December 3, 2012 at 10:10 p.m. in the Georgetown Hospital.  
She was born on May 2, 1951 in Finland.  
She is survived by her husband, Brooks Hensley of Georgetown, S.C.; her loving sister, Mia Vixton Siltala of Haukijarvi, Finland; and a beloved step-daughter, Cindy Hensley Worley of Asheville, N.C.
A Memorial Service will be held at a later date.
Please sign condolences at www.burroughsfh.com.
The Burroughs Funeral Home and Cremation Services of Murrells Inlet, S.C. is in charge of arrangements.

Rena Lang

Mrs. Rena Mae Lewis Lang, 76, of 6901 Choppee Road, in the Choppee Community of Georgetown, died Sunday, December 8, 2012 at Tidelands Community Hospice House in Georgetown, S.C.
Mrs. Lang was the wife of the late Mr. Horace Lang of the Choppee Community.
She is survived by her children: six daughters, Mrs. Elouise Lang of Georgetown, Mrs. Glenda L. Geene, Mrs.Linda Grate, Mrs. Roashelia Lang and Mrs. Vanassia Lang, all of the Choppee Community, and Mrs. Angela Lang of Columbia, S.C.; three grandaughters reared as daughters, Ms. Qwanesha Wilson, Ms. Ranasia Greene and Ms. Nyasia Rutledge, all of the Choppee Community of Georgetown; two sons, Mr. Franklin Lang of Georgetown and Mr. Carl Lang of the Choppee Community of Georgetown, three grandsons who were reared as sons, Mr. Marlos Lang of the Oatland Community of Georgetown, and Mr. Daquwan Woodard and Mr. Vaquez Woodard, both of the Choppee Community of Georgetown; three sisters, Mrs. Etta Frasier of Hemingway, Mrs. Leola Thompson of Georgetown, and Mrs. Desser Allen of Boston, Mass.; three brothers, Mr. Harrison Lewis of New York, N.Y., Mr. Leonard Lewis of Georgetown and Mr. John Allen Lewis of Columbia; and a host of nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends.
Viewing will be held from 3 to 6 p.m. on Friday, December 7, 2012 at Linen-Knox Funeral Home.
Funeral services will be held on Saturday, December 8, 2012 at 2 p.m. at Hopewell Baptist Church in the Choppee Community of Georgetown with the Rev. Boyd McDaniel, officiating.
Burial will follow in the church cemetery. The remains will lie in state in the sanctuary of the church from noon until the hour of service.
Funeral arrangements are entrusted to Linen-Knox Funeral Home.

Wayne Shelley

Wayne Jefferson Shelley, 59, of Georgetown, S.C. passed away on December 4 2012.
He was predeceased by his parents, Mary Lee and Oscar Shelley.
He leaves to cherish his memory his significant other, Kelley Shelley; two sons, David Ryan Shelley (Rhenel) and Benjamin Travis Shelley; two daughters, Mary Kathryn Shelley and Brittany Ann Shelley; four grandchildren, Kaia Lynn Shelley, Ryan Bailey Pieterse, Connor Johannes Pieterse, Kaleb Alexander Pieterse; one brother, Pete Shelley (Carol); two nieces, Stonnie Kennington (Christopher) and Abbie Shelley; and a host of cousins and friends.
Wayne worked at Georgetown Steel Mill for nearly 30 years. Once retiring, he received his realtor’s license where he worked for James W. Smith Real Estate Co.
Wayne loved coaching his children in baseball and softball, and was a founding member of East Bay Booster Club.
A Memorial Service will be held at 3:30 p.m. on Saturday, December 8, 2012 at Pawley Island Community Church Chapel.
Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. on Friday, December 7, at 480 Shore Rush Dr. (Pawleys Island Retreat) Pawleys Island, SC.
Donations can be made to the Tidelands Community Hospice at 2591 N. Fraser St. Georgetown, SC 29440. Guest Book available at MyrtleBeachFuneralHome.com

Mary Skipper

Mary Sue Burroughs Skipper, 77, of Andrews, S.C., widow of William Leslie Skipper Jr., died Thursday, December 6, 2012, at Tidelands Community Hospice House in Georgetown.
Mrs. Skipper was born in Andrews on September 28, 1935, a daughter of the late William Rogers Burroughs and Maggie Ola Hughes Burroughs.  
She lived all of her life in the Andrews area and was a graduate of Andrews High School.  
Mrs. Skipper was a loving wife, mother and grandmother.
Surviving are two daughters, Debbie Heinzmann of Murrells Inlet and Cheryl S. Reardon (Steve) of Salters; a son, William L. “Billy” Skipper III (Teresa) of Andrews; 11 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; a brother, Richard Casselman of Andrews; a special friend, Ann C. Tindall of Pawleys Island; and her fiancé, Raymond Thompson of Andrews.
In addition to her husband and parents, Mrs. Skipper was predeceased by  two sons, Michael L. Skipper and Russell M. Skipper; and a brother, John W. “Buddy” Burroughs.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. on Friday afternoon, December 7, 2012, at the Andrews Chapel of Mayer Funeral Home.  
Officiating will be the Rev. Murray Powell.  
Burial will follow at Andrews Memorial Cemetery.
The family will receive friends from 1 to 2 p.m. prior to the service at the funeral home.
Sign a guestbook at:  www.mayerfuneralhome.com.
In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to:  Tidelands Community Hospice, Inc., 2591 N. Fraser St., Georgetown, SC 29440.

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