Obituaries, February 4, 2013

  • Monday, February 4, 2013


Arthur Lambert, 83, of Georgetown, S.C.


Wiley Bell

Wiley McTeer Bell of Georgetown, S.C. died Friday, February 1, 2013, at MUSC Hospital in Charleston, S.C.
Wiley was born on January 2, 2013 to Wiley Craig Bell and Jennifer Pursley Brown Bell of Georgetown.  
In addition to his parents, he is survived by his maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Charles R. Miller of Milledgeville, Ga.; his paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Francis L. Bell Jr. of Lancaster; paternal grandmother, Cecile B. McTeer of Bluffton; his maternal great-grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. John Augustus Pursley Jr. of Milledgeville, Ga.; aunts and uncles, Mr. and Mrs. Lane Bell of Concord, N.C., Mr. and Mrs. James P. Brown of Greensboro, Ga., West Bell of Charlotte, N.C., and Mr. and Mrs. Hayes K. Stanton of Murrells Inlet; and cousins, Barron and Bret Bell of Concord, N.C. and Ben Brown of Greensboro, Ga.
Memorial services will be held at 11 a.m. on Monday morning, February 4, 2013, at Prince George, Winyah, Episcopal Church.  Officiating will be the Rev. Paul C. Fuener.  
Inurnment will follow in the church columbarium.
In lieu of flowers, donations are suggested to:  Tidelands Community Hospice, Inc. 2591 N. Fraser St., Georgetown, SC 29440 or to MUSC Children’s Hospital/Pediatric Cardiology, 165 Ashley Ave., Room 100, Charleston, SC 29425.
Sign a guestbook as:  www.mayerfuneralhome.com.
The Georgetown Chapel of Mayer Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Esther Kellahan

Esther Mae Fulton Kellahan, 84, of Andrews, S.C., a beloved mother and the widow of Carroll Lee Kellahan Sr., entered her Heavenly home on Friday afternoon February 1, 2013, to see her Lord and Savior and join her waiting loved ones.
Mrs. Kellahan was born the daughter of Waitus Fulton and Beulah Fulton on April 24, 1928 in Andrews.  
She was a faithful and dedicated member of the Happy Home Original Free Will Baptist Church where over the years she served in the Women’s Ministry and nursery.
She committed her life to acts of selfless giving, fervent prayer, and an unconditional love to earn her the distinguished title – Beloved Mother.
Esther and Lee were married on December 24, 1948 and celebrated 54 years together.
Their home was blessed with six children, Shirley (George) Grant, Pansy (Johnny) Morris, Carolyn (Ronnie) Player, Jackie (Bruce) Martin, Donna (Roy) Piatt and Lee (Lisa) Kellahan; 13 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; and one brother, Lawrence Fulton.
Also surviving are her caregivers, Mr. and Mrs. Charlie (Diane) Lewis, whom the family expresses their sincere gratitude and appreciation for their labors.
She was predeceased by her parents; her husband; a granddaughter, Megan Elizabeth Piatt; one brother, Weldon Fulton; and a sister, Louise Fulton Gray.
A Going Home Celebration will be held at 2 p.m. on Monday, February 4, 2013, at the Happy Home Original Free Will Baptist Church.
Following the service, Mrs. Kellahan will be laid to rest in the Ivey Cemetery with a Committal Ceremony directed by the Andrews Chapel of McKenzie Funeral Home.
The Kellahan family received family and friends beginning at 4 p.m. on Sunday, February 3, 2013, in the sanctuary of the Happy Home Original Free Will Baptist Church.
McKenzie Funeral Home is honored to serve the Kellahan family.  
Full obituary may be viewed and Online Condolences may be sent at McKenzieChapels.com.

Lillian Moore

Lillian Elphick Moore, 86, of Georgetown, S.C., widow of Henry Singleton Moore Sr., went home to be with the Lord on Saturday, February 2, 2013, at Tidelands Community Hospice surrounded by her family.  
She was a loving mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and friend who will be deeply missed by those who knew and loved her.
Mrs. Moore was born on March 13, 1926 in Sydney, Australia, a daughter of the late William George Elphick and Ellen Bolton Elphick. 
During World War II, Lillian, a war bride, met her husband of 59 years while he was stationed in her home country of Australia as a stevedore in the U. S. Navy.  
She left her native country to come to America to begin the next journey in her life.  
In 1956, Lillian went to work for Georgetown Hospital in the Dietary department.  
She remained working for the hospital for approximately 47 years before her final retirement.  
She loved her work and she loved the people she worked with and getting to know and serve so many wonderful people from the community on a daily basis.
After living here in the states for 63 years, Lillian took the oath to become a United States citizen.  
This was a very proud day for her and her family.
She was a communicant of St. Mary, Our Lady of Ransom Catholic Church, where she served as a Eucharistic minister and lector for many years.  
Also, she was a member of the Catholic Women’s Club and the “Knitwhits – Prayer Shawl Ministry Team” that met weekly.  
Their shawls were made to bring comfort and solace to those who were in need.
Survivors include two sons, Henry S. Moore, IV (Cherrin) of Georgetown and Michael S. Moore (Serina) of Wetumpka, Ala.; a daughter, Deborah M. Lambert (Tony) of Gilbert; 14 grandchildren, Melissa Walker (Chris), Catherine Wilson (David), Mandy Moore, and Jonathan P. Moore, all of Georgetown, Michael S. Moore Jr., Beth Moore, Derrick S. Moore, Shawn S. Moore, Paul A. Moore, Autumn K. Moore, and Abby Moore, all of Wetumpka, Ala., and Tony Lambert Jr., T. Sgt. Laura E. Lambert, and Christopher Lambert, all of Gilbert; along with 14 great-grandchildren.
Mrs. Moore was preceded in death by her parents, three brothers, Roy Elphick, Ernie Elphick, and Arthur Elphick, and one sister, Dolly Hall, all of whom were of Sydney, Australia; two grandsons, Henry S. Moore V and Matthew Moore; and one granddaughter, Brittany J. Moore.
A Mass of Christian burial will be held at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, February 5, 2013, at St. Mary, Our Lady of Ransom Catholic Church.  
Officiating will be the Rev. Ronald J. Farrell.  
Burial will follow in Pennyroyal Memorial Gardens.
Sign a guestbook at:  www.mayerfuneralhome.com.
The family will receive friends and a wake service will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. on Monday evening, February 4, 2013, at the Georgetown Chapel of Mayer Funeral Home.

John Szabo

John George Szabo, 93, of Pawleys Island, S.C. died Saturday, February 2, 2013, at Waccamaw Community Hospital in Murrells Inlet.
Mr. Szabo was born in Dante, Va. on August 11, 1919, a son of the late Joseph Szabo and Rosalia Toth Szabo.  
He grew up in West Virginia, served in the Civilian Conservation Corps as a young man, and attended Tri-State College in Agola, Ind.  
Mr. Szabo was a retired tool and die maker and moved to Pawleys Island from Chicago in 1985.  
He was a founding member of Precious Blood of Christ Catholic Church, where he served as an usher.
Surviving are his wife, Lillian Mavrin Szabo of Pawleys Island; and a sister, Ethel Kiemnec of Ohio.  In addition to his parents, Mr. Szabo was predeceased by:  two brothers, Julius and Joseph Szabo; and five sisters, Margaret Buza, Ida Dimeff, Elizabeth Malagrida, Mary Lipscomb, and Theresa Toth.
A Funeral Mass will be held at 11 a.m. on Thursday morning, February 7, 2013, at Precious Blood of Christ Catholic Church.  
Officiating will be the Rev. Patrick J. Stenson. A repast will follow the service.
Sign a guestbook at:  www.mayerfuneralhome.com.
Memorials are suggested to:  Precious Blood of Christ Catholic Church, 1633 Waverly Rd., Pawleys Island, SC 29585.
The Georgetown Chapel of Mayer Funeral Home is assisting the family.

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