Obituaries, February 13, 2013

  • Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Lula Binnarr

Lula L. Carter Binnarr, 89 of Andrews passed away peacefully Wednesday, February 6, 2013 surrounded by her loving family.
Born in Andrews, SC, she was the daughter of the late Willie and Mary Rebecca Browder.  
She was married to the late  Blease "Red" Carter of Murrells Inlet. Mrs. Binnarr is preceded in death by her loving husband, her daughters, Sarah Carter and Mae Simmons and sons, Wilson Tisdale and Kenneth Carter.
Surviving are her children, Mary Ward of Andrews, Faye Boone of Moncks Corner, Betty Williamson (Harley) of Murrells Inlet, Annie Sue Shelly of Georgetown, Louise West of Andrews, Geneva Howard (Wallace) of Conway and John Carter of Georgetown; sister, Ethel P. Knights of Summerville; brother, Roland Willie Browder of Georgetown; 43 blessed grandchildren; numerous great grandchildren and several great, great grandchildren.
Services were held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, February 9, 2013 at Grace Temple Pentecostal Holiness Church on Highway 521 in Oak Grove Community. Interment followed at Oak Grove Methodist Cemetery.
The family received friends from 6 to 8 p.m. on Friday at the church.
Memorials may be made to Tidelands Hospice House, 2591 North Fraser St., Georgetown, SC  29440.
Sign a guestbook at www.goldfinchfuneralhome.com.
Goldfinch Funeral Home, Beach Chapel was in charge of arrangements.

Ila Cribb

Mrs. Ila Cribb Cribb, age 93, passed away peacefully at home on Friday, February 8, 2013, surrounded by her loving family.
She was the widow of the late Willard Cribb. Born December 14, 1919, in Hemingway.
She was the daughter of the late Charlie Anderson Cribb and the late Nettie Baxley Cribb.
Mrs. Cribb was a homemaker and a member of Pleasant Hill Baptist Church.
She enjoyed taking care of her grandchildren and working in her yard. Over the years she served as a Sunday School teacher, Sunbeam leader, choir member, Golden Circle Sunday School class member, WMU member, and member of the Young at Heart group.
Survivors include her children, Norton (Vera) Cribb, Walt (Sylvia) Cribb, Maxine (Milton) Ortiz-Velez, Jeanette (Charlie) Berry, and Pansy (Larry) Ard; ten grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; six great-great-grandchildren; sister, Carnell (Kenneth) Gladden; and sister-in-law, Margaret Cribb.
Mrs. Cribb was predeceased by an infant son, Gerald Cribb; brothers, Jetty Cribb and L. A. Cribb; and sisters, Mable Owens and Bertha Mae Altman.
Funeral services, conducted by Morris Funeral Home of Hemingway, were held at 3 p.m. on Sunday, February 10, 2013, at Pleasant Hill Baptist Church.
Interment followed in the church cemetery.
The family received friends from 6 to 8 p.m. on Saturday, February 9, 2013, in the Family Life Center.
Memorial donations may be made to Pleasant Hill Baptist Church Building Fund, 11914 Pleasant Hill Drive, Hemingway, SC, 29554, or to Tidelands Community Hospice, 2591 N. Fraser Street, Georgetown, SC, 29440.
Please sign the guestbook at www.morris-funeralhome.com.

Dorothy Ethridge

Dorothy Elliott Ethridge, 98, of Andrews, S.C., widow of Walter B. Ethridge, died Saturday, February 9, 2013, at her residence.
Mrs. Ethridge was born in Williamsburg County, near Andrews, on August 1, 1914, a daughter of the late Matthew Allen Elliott and Flossie Bell Cannon Elliott.  
She ran a catering business for a time and was the oldest member of Piney Forest Baptist Church.  
Mrs. Ethridge served her church as a Sunday School teacher and chairman of the Social Committee.  
She was a loving wife, mother, and grandmother.
In addition to her husband and parents, Mrs. Ethridge was predeceased by four brothers, D. W., Harley, Ralph, and Carl Elliott; two sisters, Bertie Hiney and Nonie Elliott; and two great-grandsons.
Surviving are a son, W. B. Ethridge Jr. (Nina) of Andrews; four daughters, Corine Mixon and Bobbie Newton (Dan), both of Andrews, Geraldine Filibert of Mt. Pleasant, S.C., and Dale Wallace (Howard) of Winston-Salem, N.C.; two sisters, Flossie Webb of Wilson, N.C. and Annie Laurie Cumbie of Augusta, Ga.; 13 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; and six great-great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. on Monday morning, February 11, 2013, at Piney Forest Baptist Church.  
Officiating were the Rev. Craig Stephenson, and the Rev. Allen Lynch.
Burial followed in Andrews Memorial Cemetery.
Sign a guest book at www.mayerfuneralhome.com.
The family received friends from 10 to 11 a.m. prior to the service on Monday at Piney Forest Baptist Church.
Memorials may be made to Piney Forest Baptist Church, 656 Piney Forest Rd., Andrews, SC 29510.
The Andrews Chapel of Mayer Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Reba Mercer

Reba Melise Tyler Mercer, 84, of Georgetown, S.C., widow of William Dan Mercer, died Saturday, February 9, 2013, at Tidelands Community Hospice House.
Mrs. Mercer was born in Georgetown on July 27, 1928, a daughter of the late Rollin Moyd Tyler and Lucille Bass Tyler.  
She grew up in the Pleasant Hill community of Georgetown County, graduated from Georgetown County schools, and attended Coker College.  
Mrs. Mercer was a legal secretary for Rosen and Rosen Law Firm for over 50 years and was very involved with civic organizations in Georgetown.  
She was a member of Herbert Memorial United Methodist Church, where she was active in the Young at Heart Sunday School Bible Study.  
Mrs. Mercer had a love for music, gardening, and working with flowers.
Surviving are her daughter, Karen Haselden (Wyatt) of Georgetown; and two grandsons, Tyler and Nick Haselden of Georgetown.  
In addition to her husband and parents, Mrs. Mercer was predeceased by a sister, Beatrice Tyler Squires.
Funeral services were at 2 p.m. on Tuesday afternoon, February 12, 2013, at Herbert Memorial United Methodist Church.  
Officiating was the Rev. Marie Knuckles. Burial followed at Pennyroyal Memorial Gardens.
The family received friends from 6 to 8 p.m. on Monday evening, February 11, 2013, at the Georgetown Chapel of Mayer Funeral Home.
Sign a guestbook at: www.mayerfuneralhome.com.
Memorials are suggested to: Tidelands Community Hospice, Inc., 2591 N. Fraser St., Georgetown, SC 29440 or to Herbert Memorial United Methodist Church, 84 Forest Ave., Georgetown, SC 29440.

Thomas "Jay" Unrue Jr.

Thomas Edward "Jay" Unrue Jr., 37, of Georgetown, S.C. was taken from this life too soon on February 9, 2013, a victim of a senseless homicide.
He is survived by his wife, Teresa; and two step-children, Skyla and Lance.  
He is the son of June Pauley of Georgetown and Thomas Unrue Sr. of Surfside Beach.  
Mr. Unrue is the grandson of Delores Bass of West Virginia, and Theodore Unrue of Florida.  
He is also the beloved brother of Wayne Unrue (Amanda) of West Virginia, Robb Unrue (Tara) of Georgetown, and Dawn Unrue (Codie) of Pawleys Island.  
He has five nephews, five nieces and one great-niece.
A closed-casket graveside service will be held at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, February 13, 2013 at Pennyroyal Memorial Gardens.
Family members accepted visitors from 5 to 7 p.m. on Tuesday evening at Mayer Funeral Home.
May he rest in peace and never be forgotten.
There is a memorial fund set up for Jay at SCB&T. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to “Teresa Unrue.”
Send donations to SCB&T — Teresa Unrue, 1134 N. Fraser Street, Georgetown, S.C. 29440.

Earl Wheeler

Earl Lee Wheeler, 82, of Andrews, S.C., a beloved father and the widower of Barbara Prosser Wheeler, went home to be with the Lord, Friday morning, February 8, 2013 at his residence.
Mr. Wheeler was born the son of John Redford Wheeler and Ethel Fulton Wheeler on November 19, 1930 in Andrews.   
He was a retired employee of International Paper and a member of the Earle United Methodist Church.  
Mr. Wheeler was a Korean War Army veteran.   
He was a farmer, the co-founder of Wheeler Farms, and an avid outdoorsman.
Earl and Barbara were married on May 26, 1951, and celebrated 58 years together.  
Their home was blessed with four children, Jeffrey L. (Becky) Wheeler, David A. (Katrina) Wheeler, Becky W. (Deryl) McCants, and Tanya W. (Craig) Casselman; eight grandchildren, Cody Wheeler, Kerri Wheeler, Morgan Wheeler, John McCants, Brandon McCants, Olivia Grace Casselman, Carter Casselman, and Jon Quincy Wheeler.  
He also leaves behind three brothers, Edwin (Eleanor) Wheeler, J.R. (Margaret) Wheeler, and Harry (Edna) Wheeler; a sister, Faye Bryant; and a sister-in-law, Jonnie Mae Wheeler.
He was predeceased by his parents; his wife; and a son, Milton Dean Wheeler.
A Going Home Celebration with Military Honors was held at 3:30 p.m. on Sunday, February 10, 2013 at the Earle United Methodist Church.  
Interment followed in the Harmony cemetery, directed by the Andrews Chapel of McKenzie Funeral Home.
The Wheeler family received family and friends prior to the service beginning at 2:00 p.m. in the sanctuary of Earle United Methodist Church.
The Wheeler family extends a special thanks to Carter Owens Walker, the staff of Amedysis Hospice, Joyce Dollard, and Lean Nesmith for the care and attention shown to their family during this time.
McKenzie Funeral Home was honored to serve the Wheeler family.  
Full obituary may be viewed and Online Condolences may be sent at McKenzieChapels.com.

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