Obituaries, February 6, 2013

  • Tuesday, February 5, 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 were held at 11 a.m. on Monday morning, February 4, 2013, at Prince George, Winyah, Episcopal Church.  
Officiating was the Rev. Paul C. Fuener.  
Inurnment followed 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 at: www.mayerfuneralhome.com.
The Georgetown Chapel of Mayer Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Peggy Carter

Peggy Reaves Carter, 79, of Kingstree, S.C., widow of William Stafford Carter, died Wednesday, January 30, 2013, in Kingstree Nursing Facility.
Mrs. Carter was born April 10, 1933, in Clinton, N.C., a daughter of the late Ernest Sauls Reaves and Claudine Reeves Reaves Phillips.
Peggy earned her Practical Nursing Degree and license and worked many years for the Williamsburg County School System as a school nurse.
She was a member of Cedar Grove Baptist Church, where she was a Bible School teacher.
She was a member of the Kingstree Pilot Club and worked as a fund raiser for the American Heart Association and the Lung Association.
After retirement she moved to North Litchfield Beach and lived there several years before returning to Kingstree.
Surviving are her daughter, Ann Carter Mickle of Murrells Inlet, S.C.; her son and daughter-in-law, Bill and Mary Beth Carter of Summerville, S.C.; four grandchildren, L.R. Mickle of Pawleys Island, S.C., Ashley Mickle of Trujillo, Spain, Peg Carter Timm of Charlotte, N.C., and Stafford Carter of Charleston, S.C.; and one great-granddaughter, Karis Timm.
Funeral services were held at 1:30 p.m. on Monday, February 4, 2013, in Cedar Grove Baptist Church, with burial in the church cemetery.
The family received friends from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. on Monday at the church.
Memorials may be made to Cedar Grove Baptist Church, 3905 Big Woods Road, Kingstree, SC 29556 or Tidelands Community Hospice, 2591 N. Fraser Street, Georgetown, SC 29440.
Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.WilliamsburgFuneralHome.com.

Bernice Deas

Bernice Johnson Deas, 88, of Georgetown S.C. died on Wednesday, January 30, 2013.  
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, February 5, 2013 at First Calvary Missionary Baptist Church, Georgetown, S.C., with burial following at Morning Glory Cemetery.
Mrs. Deas was born in Georgetown on February 9, 1924, a daughter of Julia Johnson.  
She attended Georgetown County public schools, and was the widow of Willie D. Deas Sr.
Until her retirement in 1991, she was employed for a number of years at Sea Mist Motel and Ocean Forest Motel of Myrtle Beach, S.C.
Survivors include her children, Ms. Barbara Deas of New York, N.Y., Mrs. Julia D. Logan of Bronx, N.Y., and Frank Deas of Antioch, Tenn.; a sister, Mrs. Ora Bell Russell of Georgetown; and a special niece, Mrs. Sophie Jackson, Georgetown, S.C.
Funeral service arrangements are entrusted to Wilds Funeral Home, LLC.

Ann Harper

Ann Asendorf Harper, 91, of Andrews, widow of Samuel Montgomery Harper, and beloved mother of seven passed away Sunday, February 3, 2013.
Ann was born July 20, 1921, in Savannah, Ga., a daughter of John Martin Asendorf and Virginia Elizabeth Smith Asendorf.  
She was a life-long Catholic and a member of St. Mary, Our Lady of Ransom Catholic Church in Georgetown.
Ann was a homemaker extraordinaire, known for her caramel and jelly cakes.  
She provided a dish or cake for numerous events in Andrews.  
She was an avid Clemson fan, loving nothing better than providing a tailgate and having all of her family and friends around her.
She is survived by her daughters, Elizabeth Sanders and husband David of Florence, and Clara Sneed of Florida; three sons, Samuel John Harper and his wife Karin, David McQueen Harper and wife Tina of Andrews, and Martin Montgomery Harper and wife Linda of Georgetown; and her daughter-in-law, Marsha Harper of Greenville.
She is also survived by five granddaughters, Kathryn “Kayce” and husband Donald of Greenville, Lindsay Moore and husband Chris of Georgetown, Carrie Ann Sneed of Florida, and Tracy and Claire Harper of Andrews; nine grandsons, Samuel Stephen Harper and wife Lori of Andrews, Philip A. Harper and wife Maggie of Kingstree, Harper Sneed and wife Lenae, Francis Sneed and wife Julie of Atlanta, Ga., Miller Harper and wife Shipley of Mt. Pleasant, Andrew Harper of Charleston, Penn Sanders and wife Christy of Greenville, McIver Sanders of Florence, and Samuel Sanders of Clemson; and 18 great-grandchildren.
In addition to her parents and husband of 59 years, she was preceded in death by two sons, Walter James and Donald Asendorf Harper; and one sister, Betty Ann Anderson.
The family received friends from 6 to 8 p.m. on Tuesday, February 5, 2013 at the Andrews Chapel of Mayer Funeral Home.  
A funeral mass will be held at 11 a.m. on Wednesday morning, February 6, 2013 at St. Mary, Our Lady of Ransom Catholic Church, followed by interment in Andrews Memorial Cemetery.
Sign a guestbook at www.mayerfuneralhome.com.
In lieu of flowers, the family respectfully requests that memorials be sent to: St. Mary’s Altar Society, 317 Broad St., Georgetown, SC 29440, or to the Samuel P., Samuel M., and Donald A. Harper Scholarship, G01 Sikes Hall, Clemson University, Clemson, SC 29634.

Jane Heckman

Jane F. Heckman, 94, died on Saturday, January 19, 2013 in her home at the Lakes of Litchfield in Pawleys Island, S.C.
Born in Philadelphia, Pa., she was the daughter of the late Flossie and Allan Falconer.
Miss Jane studied voice at the Julliard School of Music in New York City for two years.  
She became the soprano soloist at several churches and sang for 19 years before her retirement.
Her last soprano soloist position was at the United Methodist Church of Germantown in Philadelphia, under the direction of the nationally acclaimed Michael Korn, founder of the Philadelphia Singers.
During World War II, Jane attended Pierce Business School in Philadelphia and then went on to work for Leeds and Northrop.
She later married Robert Heckman in 1942 and after the war they lived in St. Louis where Robert became a Minister of Music in the Congregational Church and Jane was the soloist.
Miss Jane was predeceased by her son, David Heckman.
Survivors include her daughter, Dr. Nancy Heckman of Vancouver, British Columbia, and her granddaughter Emma Jane Heckman, also of Vancouver.
Miss Jane was a member of the Holy Cross Faith Memorial Episcopal Church in Pawleys Island.
Memorial services will be held in March 2013, when the Heckman family will be able to join with you in remembering Miss Jane.   
Details will be available in February on the website of the Burroughs Funeral Home at www.burroughsfh.com.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the Holy Cross Faith Memorial Episcopal Church at 113 Baskervill Drive, Pawleys Island, SC 29585 or P.O. Box 990, Pawleys Island, SC 29585.
Concolences may be made at: www.burroughsfh.com.
The Burroughs Funeral Home and Cremation Services of Murrells Inlet, SC 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 was held at 2 p.m. on Monday, February 4, 2013, at the Happy Home Original Free Will Baptist Church.
Following the service, Mrs. Kellahan was 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 was 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. From their union, they were blessed with three beautiful children.
In 1956, Lillian went to work for Georgetown Memorial 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, as well as 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 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 Batesburg-Leesville; 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 SSgt. Tony Lambert Jr., USAF, Laura L. Richards, and Christopher Lambert, all of Batesburg-Leesville; 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.

Patricia Ruiz

Patricia Haywood Hopper Ruiz, 59, wife of Jose Heziquio Ruiz Sierra, passed away on Wednesday, January 30, 2013 at the Medical University of South Carolina.
Born on September 11, 1953, in Georgetown, S.C., she was a daughter of the late Haywood Elton Hopper and the late Ruth Agnes Ankersen Hopper.
Mrs. Ruiz was a member of St. Mary Our Lady of Ransom Catholic Church, worked in the mail room at Georgetown Hospital, and enjoyed photography.
Survivors include her husband of Georgetown; a daughter, April K. O’Dell (Mike) of Georgetown; three grandchildren, Anthony O’Dell, Zachery O’Dell and Alexis O’Dell; three sisters, Ann H. Wilson (Billy), Frances H. Howard (John) and Mary Agnes Richardson, all of Georgetown; and a number of nieces and nephews.
A Mass of Christian Burial was held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, February 2, 2013 at St. Mary Our Lady of Ransom Catholic Church.
Burial followed in Pennyroyal Memorial Gardens.
The family received friends from 6 to 8 p.m. on Friday at Graham Funeral Home with a Rosary Service at 7:30 p.m. and other times at the home of Frances and John Howard on Cedar Street.
Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association, P.O. Box 5216 Glen Allen, VA 23058.
Graham Funeral Home of Georgetown was in charge of the arrangements (www.grahamfuneralhome.org).

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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