Obituaries, January 18, 2013

  • Thursday, January 17, 2013


Roosevelt Graham, age 70, of Hemingway, S.C.
Joseph Washington, age 101, of Nesmith, S.C.


Major Dundy Akenhead

Major Dundy Akenhead, age 93, of Pine Bluff, Ark. died Tuesday, January 15, 2013.
Major Akenhead joined the United States Army in 1943, and served in the European Theatre.
He took part in the D-Day invasion, and served in northern France, the Battle of the Bulge, and Rhineland.
He was an engineer on trains in France, Belgium, Holland, and Germany that transported troops and supplies. He was awarded five Bronze Stars.
A longtime engineer for the Cotton Belt Railway, he retired in 1982 after 35 years of service.
Major Akenhead was married to Maxine Walker Akenhead on July 16, 1937, and she predeceased him on December 26, 2006. He was a member of First United Methodist Church.
Survivors include his wife, Rose Tompkins Clark Akenhead, a native of Georgetown, S.C., whom he married on October 18, 2008; two daughters, JoAnne Akenhead Henderson and Jean Akenhead Waldrop; four step-sons, Charles Clark, Chester “Chuck” Clark Jr., Edward Clark, and Wadie “Chris” Clark; two step-daughters, Cindy Clark and Christie Clark-Nouzovsky; 16 grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren.
Memorial services will be held Saturday at 2 p.m. at First United Methodist Church.
Visitation will follow the service in the Fellowship Hall at the church. Arrangements are by Fuller Hale-South Funeral Services, 1621 S. Cherry Street, Pine Bluff, Ark. 71601. Call (870) 534-2120.
Memorials may be made to First United Methodist Church, 200 West 6th Avenue, Pine Bluff, Ark. 71601; or Trinity Village, 6400 Trinity Drive, Pine Bluff, Ark. 71603.
Online condolences: FullerFunerals.com

Dorothy Lambert

Dorothy Sue Lambert, 70, of Georgetown, S.C., the beloved wife of Jackie Laverne Lambert, went home to be with the Lord Wednesday morning, January 16, 2013, at Georgetown Memorial Hospital.
Mrs. Lambert was born the daughter of Hubert McSpadden and Annie Louise Searles on September 28, 1942 in Summerville, Ga.  She was a retired employee of Northwest Regional Hospital and was a member of the Victory Christian Fellowship.
She leaves behind her husband; four children, Bobby Wayne (Debbie) Hulsey, Barbara Sue Ginther, Blanche Loretta Hulsey, and Brenda Lee Hulsey; 16 grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; two brothers, Larry Duke and Jerry (Jeanette) Duke; and three sisters, Anna R. Brown, Linda (Rena) Brumbelow, and Brenda Gail Duke.
She was predeceased by her parents; and a brother, Franklin Eugene “Buck” McSpadden.
A home going celebration will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, January 19, 2013, at the Victory Christian Fellowship.
Interment will follow in the Pennyroyal Memorial Gardens, directed by the Georgetown Chapel of McKenzie Funeral Home.
Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. on Friday, January 18, 2013, at the Georgetown Chapel.
Memorials may be made to: Victory Christian Fellowship Church, 58 Academy Avenue, PO Box 1478, Georgetown, SC 29440.
McKenzie Funeral Home is honored to serve the Lambert family.
Online Condolences may be sent at McKenzieChapels.com.

Barbara Miller

Barbara C. Miller of Pawleys Island, S.C., beloved wife, mother and grandmother has departed this life and entered the Kingdom of Heaven after succumbing to Alzheimer’s disease on Tuesday, January 15, 2013.
Barbara was born May 4, 1935 in Medford, Mass. to Mahlon D. and Doris (Butman) Crouse.
She graduated from Reading High School in Reading, Mass., and became a registered nurse in 1956 after graduating from the New England Deaconess Hospital School of Nursing in Boston, Mass.
She married the love of her life John P. Miller on September 8, 1956 and practiced nursing in Boston until the birth of their first child.
Barbara was a devoted wife and mother and spent 13 years at home in Southbridge, Mass., and Bangor, Maine as her children grew.
In 1970, she returned to nursing and developed the student health care program at Husson College in Bangor, Maine.
After moving to Middletown, Conn. in 1981, she became a visiting nurse, as a certified hospice nurse, serving the surrounding community until her retirement in 1994.
She was ordained deacon in the Episcopal Church in 1991.
She was one of the earliest women to be ordained as a deacon, and together, she and her husband lovingly served God and many parishioners at Holy Trinity Episcopal Church in Middletown, Conn.
She was blessed with many gifts and her family and friends were blessed to have and be loved by her.
In 1994 she and her husband retired to their home in Wayne, Maine.
They served at the altar of St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church in Readfield, ME and St. Mark’s in Waterville, Maine, where they served during the parish priest’s sabbatical.
In 2004, Barbara and her husband moved to Pawleys Island, S.C. after three years of wintering there.
Their worship together continued at Holy Cross Faith Memorial Episcopal Church in Pawleys Island until her diagnosis.
She lived bravely, graciously and gracefully despite the ravages of her disease.
Her love and support for her family were unfaltering even as she progressed.
Besides John, her husband of 56 years, Barbara will be sadly missed and lovingly remembered by one daughter, Robin Johnson and her husband Joe of Waterville, Maine; three sons, Geoffrey Miller of Blue Hill, Maine; Chris Miller and his wife Carol of Hermon, Maine, and Peter Miller and his wife April Clark of Lewiston, Maine; six grandchildren, Mike and Matt Johnson, Cleo and Wyatt Miller, Sean Griffiths, and Scott Griffiths and his wife Amy; one great-grandchild, Savannah Griffiths; one brother, Roger Crouse and his wife Judy of Brownville Junction, Vt.; and two nieces, Alison and Erin; as well as several cousins.
A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, January 25, 2013 at Holy Cross/Faith Memorial Church in Pawleys Island.
An online guestbook is available at www.goldfinchfuneralhome/obituaries.
Goldfinch Funeral Home, Beach Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

Richard Pollock

Richard Pollock, 81, formerly of Georgetown, S.C., died January 6, 2013 at his home in Whitehouse Station, N.J. surrounded by loved ones.
A service was held in Whitehouse Station, N.J. on January 10.
Mr. Pollock was born in Jamesville, N.C. on September 17, 1931 to Lewis and Glennie Mae Pollock.
He graduated from Winyah High School in 1949.
He received his B.A. Degree from Furman University in 1954.
After serving three and a half years as an officer in the United States Army, he continued his education and earned his M.A. Degree from Furman University in 1962.
Mr. Pollock dedicated his adult life to the education of children.
He became a certified elementary school teacher.
He taught in the Antilles Consolidated Schools at Roosevelt Roads Navy Station in Puerto Rico; and in the Indialantic Elementary School in Brevard County, Fla.
He then spent the remainder of his career from 1969 to 1989 at Hunter College Elementary School in New York City teaching intellectually gifted children.
He is predeceased by his partner Robert Gandi of Whitehouse Station and his brother James Pollock of Pawleys Island.
Richard Pollock is survived by nephews, Jim Pollock and Jeffery Pollock, both of Pawleys Island, and John Pollock of Morehead City, N.C.; nieces, Lyn Kochie of Pawleys Island; great-nieces, Catherine Kochie and Jennifer Kochie; a great-nephew, James Kochie; a niece, Beth Pollock of Delray Beach, Fla.; and a sister-in-law, Elsie Pollock of Pawleys Island.

Carroll Rowell

Carroll Spivey Rowell, 85, of Sumter, SC, widower of Janie Richardson Rowell, died Tuesday, January 15, 2013 at a local nursing facility.
Born in Kingstree, he was a son of the late John Horace Rowell and the late Essie Mae Jones Rowell.
Mr. Rowell was a member of Aldersgate United Methodist Church.
He was a U.S. Navy Veteran of World War II, and served on board the USS Arnold J. Isbell, a U.S. Navy destroyer.
He was a graduate of Clemson University where he played football and received a B.S. degree in Dairy Science.
He was a member of the Block C Club.
During his career in the dairy industry, Mr. Rowell managed dairy production facilities and served as a Dairy Inspector for SCDHEC.
He and his wife also owned and operated a local florist, The Flower and Gift Shop, for many years.
He loved his family and enjoyed spending time on Pawleys Island.
Survivors include one daughter, Charlotte E. Rowell of Sumter; one son, William C. “Bill” Rowell Sr. (Elaine) of Blythewood; three grandchildren, Jennifer R. Dagenhart (Danny), William C. “Will” Rowell Jr. (Grace), and Rebecca R. Munger (Chris); and three great-grandchildren, Landon, Emma, and Hailey.
He was preceded in death by three brothers, Puett Rowell, Vernon Rowell, and Webber Rowell.
Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m. on Friday in the Andrews Memorial Cemetery, with the Rev. Dr. Webb Belangia officiating.
The family will receive friends following the service at the graveside.
Memorials may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, Palmetto Chapter, 4124 Clemson Blvd., Clemson, SC 29621.
Elmore-Cannon-Stephens Funeral Home and Crematorium of Sumter is in charge of the arrangements.

Ervin Wright Sr.

Mr. Ervin Wright Sr., 80, of the Choppee Community of Georgetown, S.C. died on Saturday January 12, 2013 at Tidelands Community Hospice House in Georgetown, S.C.
Mr. Wright was the husband of the late Mrs. Pearlie Mae Wright of the Choppee Community.
Funeral services for Mr. Wright will be held at 1 p.m. on Saturday, January 19, 2013 at Nazareth A.M.E. Church in the Choppee Community.
The Rev. Joe Knowlin will officiate.
Burial will follow in the church cemetery.
The remains will lie in state in the sanctuary of the church from 11 a.m. until the hour of service.
Viewing will be held from 3 to 5 p.m. on Friday, January 18, 2013 at Linen-Knox Funeral Home on 1632 Emanuel Street in Georgetown.
Survivors include his two daughters, Mrs. JoAnn Hicks of Hinesville, Ga. and Mrs. Susie Smith of Georgetown; six sons, Mr. Steven Wright, Mr. John H. Wright, Mr. Odell Wright, Mr. James Wright, and Mr. Alex Wright, all of Georgetown, and Mr. Ervin Wright Jr. of Tampa, Fla.; one sister, Mrs. Mary Ann Jiles of New York City, N.Y.; four brothers, Mr. James Jiles Jr. of Bronx, N.Y., Mr. Willie James Parker of Georgetown, Mr. Robert Wright of Pamplico, and Rev. Bo Weaver Wright of Buffalo, N.Y.; and a host of grandchildren, nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
Funeral arrangements are entrusted to Linen-Knox Funeral Home.

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