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Obituaries, February 20, 2013

  • Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Elda Girvin

Elda Kathleen Tephabock Girvin, 87, of Georgetown, S.C. died Monday, February 18, 2013, at Agape Rehabilitation of Conway.
Mrs. Girvin was born in Laurel Dale, W.Va. on January 28, 1926, a daughter of the late Junior Emil Tephabock and Margaret Onee Conrad Tephabock.  
She moved to Maryland from West Vrginia as a young woman.  
Mrs. Girvin worked for Glenn L. Martin Company, an airplane manufacturer, during World War II and was a retired dental assistant.  
After retirement, she moved to Georgetown.  
Mrs. Girvin was a member of McClellanville United Methodist Church and was a past president of the United Methodist Women.
Surviving are two daughters, Nancy L. Whited (Roger) of Conway and Patricia L. Gross of McClellanville; a son, Ronald L. Girvin (Pat) of Perry Hall, Md.; a sister, Dee Ann Blake of Sarasota, Fla.; seven grandchildren; and a number of great-grandchildren.
Memorial services will be held at 3 p.m. on Thursday afternoon, February 21, 2013, at the graveside in McClellanville United Methodist Cemetery.  
Officiating will be the Rev. Jimmy Harper.  
Inurnment will follow for Mrs. Girvin and her husband of 61 years, Russell LeRoy Girvin, in the cemetery.
Sign a guest book at www.mayerfuneralhome.com.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to McClellanville United Methodist Cemetery, c/o Mary Louise Dawsey, PO Box 184, McCellanville, SC 29458.
The Georgetown Chapel of Mayer Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Jennie Grant


Miss Jennie Parker Grant, 93, of Andrews, S.C., the daughter of George Banks “Banks” Grant Sr. and Mary Edith Hyrne Grant, passed away Monday morning, February 18, 2013 in Georgetown Memorial Hospital.
“Miss Jennie” was born on January 4, 1920 in Andrews.  
She was a graduate of Andrews High School and the last survivor of AHS Class of 1938.  
After several administrative jobs in Charleston, Miss Grant returned to her beloved Andrews and eventually retired from the Personnel Department of Georgetown “Kraft” Paper Mill.  
She will be best remembered as a witty trickster and supporter of her beloved church – Andrews Presbyterian Church.  
She was a philanthropist of her time and support to the elderly widows and shut-ins of Andrews.  
Miss Grant was believed to be the eldest Andrews native still living in Andrews at the time of her passing.
While Miss Grant neither married nor had children, she considered her nieces and nephews to be “her children.”  
She leaves behind Sandra Noonan Fowler, Betty Jean “Jean” Perkins Tyner, LTC (Ret) George Randall “Randy” (Suzanne) Grant, William Joseph “Billy” Perkins, Pam Grant (Pete) Lesesne, and Deborah Parker “Debbie” (Larry) G. Barwick.  
Their children were also beloved of Jennie.
She was predeceased by her parents; a brother, George Banks “G.B.” Grant Jr.; a sister, Fannie Mae Grant Perkins; and a nephew-in-law, Troy Tyner.
Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. on Thursday, February 21, 2013 in the Andrews Memorial Cemetery, directed by the Andrews Chapel of McKenzie Funeral Home.
Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday evening, February 20, 2013 in Fellowship Hall of the Andrews Presbyterian Church.
McKenzie Funeral Home is honored to serve the Grant family.  
Full obituary may be viewed and online condolences may be sent at McKenzieChapels.com.
Memorials may be made to Andrews Presbyterian Church, 104 South Rosemary Ave., Andrews, SC 29510.

Edwina Hagler

Funeral service for Edwina Graham “Mamie” Hagler, 92, of Columbia, S.C. were held at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, February, 19, 2013, at Kilbourne Park Baptist Church, with private burial in Greenlawn Memorial Park.    
The family received friends from 10 to 11 a.m. at the church prior to the service.
Dunbar Funeral Home, Devine Street Chapel, was assisting the family.
Mrs. Hagler died Saturday, February 16, 2013.  
Born in Woodruff, S.C., she was the daughter of the late Emaline Rice and John Hill Graham.  
Mrs. Hagler was a member of Kilbourne Park Baptist Church, where she had served as a Sunday School teacher and active in W.M.U.  
Her life was devoted to serving her family, her church and others.
Mrs. Hagler was predeceased by her husband of 68 years, Talmadge Reece “T.R.” Hagler and her son, Talmadge R. Hagler Jr.  
Surviving are a son and daughter-in-law, Bill and Janice Hagler of Greenville; two daughters and sons-in-law, Jane and Tim Casey and Patsy and Bobby Strickland of Pawleys Island; eight grandchildren, Glenn Hagler (Caroline), Caroline Hagler Bethel (Beau), Julia Hagler Fuller (Chris), Edie Hagler Miller (Larry), Gray H. Ladd (Leigh), Allyson Jane Ladd, Graham T. Ladd (Tanya), Robert B. Strickland (Christine); and nine great-grandchildren.
The family would like to thank The Lakes at Litchfield and Tidelands Community Hospice for their loving care.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Kilbourne Park Baptist Church, 4205 Kilbourne Road, Columbia, SC 29206, Pawleys Island Christian Academy, 72 True Blue Drive, Pawleys Island, SC 29585 or any children’s charity.
Please sign the online guestbook at www.dunbarfunerals.com.

Frances McGinty

Frances Louise Kendrick McGinty, 88, widow of Joe King McGinty Sr., peacefully passed away on Sunday, February 17, 2013 at her home in Alexandria, Louisiana surrounded by her family.
She was born in St. Augustine, Fla. on January 17, 1925, the daughter of Col. George Frederick Kendrick and Marietta Ball Kendrick.
“Fran” was educated in St. John County public schools in Florida and at Brenau Academy in Gainesville, Ga.
Fran is survived by her five children and their families, Colleen (Dee) Gilbert of Alexandria, Mary (Muff) Boyd (Herbert) of Georgetown; Joe King McGinty Jr. (Penny), Susan M. McNeal (Mike) of Alexandria, and William F. (Billy) McGinty (Kathy) of Suwanee, Ga.; 20 grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren.
A remembrance of Fran’s life was celebrated at Kramer & Son Funeral Home with a rosary at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, February 19th and there will be a Mass of Christian Burial at Our Lady of Prompt Succor Church at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, February 20th with Rev. Dan O’Connor officiating.  
Visitation was at Kramer’s from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, February 19th.  
Interment will be at Greenwood Memorial Park.
The family would like to express their sincere appreciation to the staff of Dubuis Hospital and St. Joseph Hospice for their kindness and gentle care.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorials in honor of Fran be made to Our Lady of Prompt Succor Capital Campaign Fund, 401 21st Street, Alexandria, Louisiana 71301.

Eugene Seitter Sr.

Eugene Jacob Seitter Sr., 90, of Georgetown, S.C. entered into eternal rest on February 17, 2013, at Tidelands Community Hospice.
Mr. Seitter was born on February 4, 1923, in Wilmington, N.C., a son of the late Charles F. Seitter and Wilhelmina C. Burger Seitter.  He was a graduate of New Hanover High School in Wilmington and settled in Georgetown County to grow produce for the New York City market.  
Mr. Seitter proudly served in the U.S. Navy reserves and saw action in the North Atlantic and Europe.  
Mr. Seitter was employed at Lawrimore Farm Supply and eventually purchased the business and changed the name to Lawrimore and Seitter Farm Supply, Inc.  
In 1985, Eugene retired to enjoy hobbies of farming, fishing, traveling, and spending time relaxing at his cherished mountain cabin in N.C.
Mr. Seitter was a member and served as treasurer of Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church and was president of the Rural Water District of Georgetown County.  
He was also a member of the Winyah Indigo Society, the Omar Shriners, VFW, American Legion, Moose Lodge, Navy Club, and the Farm Bureau.  
Many recall his generosity. Eugene left baskets of vegetables at friends and loved ones doors and shared home grown vegetable plants for their gardens.
Surviving are his beloved wife of 66 years, Hazel Joyce Johnson Seitter; two daughters, Ann Seitter Yarborough of Hanahan and Donna Seitter Parr (Wally) of Georgetown; a son, Eugene Jacob (Jake) Seitter, Jr. (Debra) of Georgetown; four grandchildren, Richard Deer (Pamela), Brett Camlin (Charles), Brian Seitter (Kelly) and Chip Seitter (Kelley); and nine great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. on Thursday morning, February 21, 2013 at the graveside in Pennyroyal Memorial Gardens. Officiating will be the Pastor Arden Hallman.
The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday evening, February 20, 2013 at the Georgetown Chapel of Mayer Funeral Home.
Sign a guestbook at www.mayerfuneralhome.com.
The family suggests memorials to Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church, 1605 S. Fraser St., Georgetown, SC  29440 or Tidelands Community Hospice, 1139 N. Fraser St., Georgetown, SC  29440.

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