Obituaries, February 23, 2013

  • Saturday, February 23, 2013

Etta “Peggy” Turner

Etta “Peggy” Gladson Turner, 92, of Pawleys Island, S.C., widow of David Emerson Turner, died peacefully at home on Thursday, February 21, 2013, after a short illness.
Mrs. Turner was born in the Sampit community of Georgetown on April 22, 1920, a daughter of the late Godfrey Dempsey Gladson and Elizabeth Caroline “Carrie” Smith Gladson.  
She graduated from Andrews High School in 1937.  
Mrs. Turner lived in Wooster, Ohio from 1949-1955, and in Morristown and Convent Station, N.J. from 1955-1980, before retiring to Pawleys Island.  
At the age of 60, she starting painting with watercolors and was taught by Bruce Chandler and Danny McLaughlin.  
Mrs. Turner was a member of the Georgetown County Watercolor Society, the South Carolina Watercolor Society, the Georgetown County Cultural Council, and Pawleys Island Presbyterian Church.
Surviving are a son, Michael W. Turner of Pawleys Island; a daughter-in-law, Kathy Turner Naso of Venice, Fla.; three grandchildren, Debbie Rudtke (Chris) of Alachua, Fla., Sue Turner (Gayle) of New York City, and Jill Ayers (Richard) of North Port, Fla.; three great-grandchildren, Lauren and Jon Rudtke, and Emily Ayers; two sisters, Mary Gladson (Jay) of Georgetown, and Betty Scherich (Ed) of Rio Vista, Calif.; and numerous nieces and nephews.
In addition to her parents and her husband of 70 years, Mrs. Turner was predeceased by a son, David Erskine Turner; a granddaughter, Laura Turner; two brothers, Paul and Albert Gladson; and a sister, Bernice Gladson Smith.
Funeral services will be held at noon on Saturday, February 23, 2013, at Pawleys Island Presbyterian Church.  
Officiating will be the Rev. Frank S. Holsclaw.  
Burial will follow at Sampit United Methodist Cemetery in the Sampit community.
The family will receive friends from 11 a.m. to noon on Saturday at the Church’s Open Door Fellowship Center prior to the service.
Sign a guestbook at: www.mayerfuneralhome.com.
Memorials are suggested to: Pawleys Island Presbyterian Church, 9967 Ocean Highway, Pawleys Island, SC 29585.
The Georgetown Chapel of Mayer Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Levern Wright

Levern Marion Wright, 72, of Andrews, S.C., beloved husband of Virginia L. Wright, leaving his beloved family entered his Heavenly home and join his waiting loved ones on Thursday morning, February 21, 2013 at his residence.
Mr. Wright was born on June 26, 1940 in Georgetown, the son of David Allen Wright and Gracie McKenzie Wright.  
He was a 1962 graduate of Andrews High School; a retired employee of International Paper Company; the founder and owner of Wright’s Backhoe and Septic Tank Service; and was a United States Army veteran.  
He was a lifelong member of the Andrews Church of God where he has faithfully served his fellow congregation for many years.
Marion and Virginia were married on March 26, 1966 and celebrated 47 years together.  
Their home was blessed with two children, Marion Dion (Tina) Wright and Christy W. (Bob) Reeves; four grandchildren, Luke Reeves, Ethan Wright, Colby Wright, and Gracyn Reeves.  
He also leaves behind a brother, R. Wilmont (Nancy) Wright; and two sisters, Eleanor W. (David) Wilson and Janice W. (Harold) Dupree.
He was predeceased by his parents; a baby daughter; and two sisters, Lou Jean W. Beasley and Earl Dean Wright.  
A Going Home Celebration with Military Honors will be held at 3 p.m. on Sunday, February 24, 2013 at the Andrews Church of God.  
Interment will follow in the Andrews Memorial Cemetery, directed by the Andrews Chapel of McKenzie Funeral Home.
Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. on Saturday evening, February 23, 2013, in the sanctuary of the Andrews Church of God.
McKenzie Funeral Home is honored to serve the Wright family.  
A full obituary may be viewed and online condolences may be sent at McKenzieChapels.com.

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