Obituaries, February 27, 2013

  • Tuesday, February 26, 2013

James Lambert

James LaBrue Lambert of the Saints Delight Community in Georgetown County, S.C. died at home on Sunday, February 24, 2013, after a long illness.
LaBrue was born on May 20, 1930, to the late Dewey Ruice Lambert and Bertha Kennedy Lambert.
He was a graduate of Andrews High School and was a member of Saints Delight Pentecostal Holiness Church.
In addition to farming, he retired after 42 years from International Paper Company and also served for 41 years in the S.C. Army National Guard.
Survivors include his wife of 62 years, Dorothy Drew Lambert; and four children, Sharon (Billy) Strickland, Doris (Mike) Anderson, Jimmy (Tame’) Lambert, and Dewey (Jackie) Lambert.
He was “Pappy” to nine grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren.
He is also survived by a sister, Rachel Mills of Lugoff; and a number of nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by a brother, Ruice Lambert; and an infant sister.
Visitation was from 6 to 8 p.m.on Monday, February 25, 2013 at Saints Delight P.H. Church.
Funeral services, officiated by Rev. Jimmy Lambert and Rev. Chris Browder, were at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, February 26, 2013 at Saints Delight P.H. Church.
Interment with military honors followed at Holmes Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to Saints P.H. Women’s Ministry, 8285 Saints Delight Rd., Andrews, SC or to Tidelands Community Hospice, 2591 N. Fraser St., Georgetown, SC.
The family wishes to express sincere appreciation to Tidelands Hospice, Brooke Howard, and Lillie Johnson for their in-home care.
Graham Funeral Home of Georgetown was in charge of the arrangements (www.grahamfuneralhome.org).

Hilda Meetze

Hilda Rogers Meetze, 68, of Lexington, S.C., passed away on Monday, February 25, 2013.  
Born on January 29, 1945 in Andrews, S.C., she lived most of her life in Columbia, S.C.
She was the daughter of the late Lonnie Pergeous Rogers and Frances Skipper Rogers of Andrews.
A loving wife for 47 years, Mrs. Meetze is survived by her husband, Grayson Carroll Meetze Jr.; their two children, Lisa Taylor and David Meetze (Dr. Alana Williams); and four beloved grandchildren, Quinn, TJ, Maggie and Evan.
She is also survived by her brother, LP Rogers (Sandra); her sisters, Laverne Lancaster (Snell) and Jo Rice; and a large and loving extended family.
Mrs. Meetze loved her family, was strong, supportive, generous and used her faith and humor to make life a celebration.
Her family thanks God for the gift of loving and being loved by her.
She was a true blessing in all our lives and will be missed greatly.      
Graveside services will be held at 11:30 a.m. on Saturday, March 2, 2013 in Elmwood Cemetery.  
Family will receive friends following the service.
Caughman-Harman Funeral Home, Lexington Chapel is assisting the family.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Riverbanks Zoo and Garden at 500 Wildlife Parkway, Columbia, SC 29210. Visit www.caughmanharmanfuneralhome.net.

Emily Rouquie   

Emily Mason Rouquie, 92, of Columbus, Ga., died Saturday morning, February 23, 2013, in Morningside Assisted Living.
A family graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. on Thursday, February 28, 2013, in Elmwood Cemetery, with Rev. Robert O. Moss officiating.  
Dunbar Funeral Home, Devine Street Chapel, is assisting the family.
Ms. Rouquie was born January 19, 1921, in Columbia, S.C., the daughter of the late Stephen William and Flossie Whitlock Rouquie.   
She attended the University of South Carolina.  
Ms. Rouquie retired from Carolina Life Insurance Company after many years as executive secretary to the president.   
She was a longtime resident of Columbia and a member of Washington Street Methodist Church.
She was predeceased by a brother, Stephen William Rouquie Jr.; and her aunt and uncle, Maxie Rouquie and Raymon R. Finch of Sullivan’s Island, S.C.
Surviving are her brother, James Stanley Rouquie Sr. (Elizabeth) of West Point, Ga.; nieces, Emily R. Ragsdale (Charles) of Georgetown, S.C., and Ann W. Rouquie of Decatur, Ga.; nephew, James S. Rouquie Jr. (Krissi) of Cumming, Ga.;  and a number of beloved cousins, nieces and nephews.
Memorials may be made to a charity of one’s choice.
Please sign the online guestbook at www.dunbarfunerals.com.

Dr. Michael Stortz Jr.

Dr. Michael James Stortz Jr., 78, of Pawleys Island died Friday, February 22, 2013 at Tidelands Hospice House.
Born in Chicago, Ill., he was the son of the late Michael and Victoria Stortz.  
Dr. Stortz was a U.S. Army veteran serving in the Vietnam War.  
He received his degree in chemistry from John Carroll University and later his medical degree from Stritch School of Medicine at Loyola University in Chicago.  
Dr. Stortz served his community as an anesthesiologist with Georgetown Memorial Hospital, working mainly in pain management for the last 10 years.   
Dr. Stortz attended Pawleys Island Presbyterian Church.
Surviving are his wife, Patsy Stortz of Pawleys Island; sons, Michael J. Stortz III and wife, Valerie Pearce of San Francisco, Calif. and John M. Stortz of Brooklyn, N.Y.; daughters, Dr. Mary Cox and husband Jeff of Lilburn, Ga., Laurie Furse and husband, Richard of Mooresville, N.C., Lisa Kerns and husband Sean of Cary, N.C. and Amy Swanson and husband Scott of Blythewood, S.C.; stepson, Brian Marshall of Tucker, Ga.; step daughter, Melanie Green and husband Royce of Myrtle Beach; 12 grandchildren; and one great granddaughter.
Services were held at 2 p.m. on Monday, February 25, 2013 at Pawleys Island Presbyterian Church.  
Interment followed in the church cemetery.
The family received friends from 4 to 6 p.m. on Sunday at Goldfinch Funeral Home, Pawleys Island Chapel.
Memorials may be made to Pawleys Island Presbyterian Church, 9967 Ocean Hwy, Pawleys Island, SC 29585 or 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.

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 were held at noon on Saturday, February 23, 2013, at Pawleys Island Presbyterian Church.  
Officiating was the Rev. Frank S. Holsclaw.  
Burial followed at Sampit United Methodist Cemetery in the Sampit community.
The family received 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 was 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 was held at 3 p.m. on Sunday, February 24, 2013 at the Andrews Church of God.  
Interment followed in the Andrews Memorial Cemetery, directed by the Andrews Chapel of McKenzie Funeral Home.
Visitation was from 6 to 8 p.m. on Saturday evening, February 23, 2013, in the sanctuary of the Andrews Church of God.
McKenzie Funeral Home was 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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