Obituaries, January 2, 2013

  • Monday, December 31, 2012

Carolyn Boderick

Carolyn L. Boderick, age 70, of Hemingway, S.C. died Saturday, December 22, 2012 after an illness.
Funeral services were held at 1 p.m. on Saturday, December 29, 2012 at White Chapel Freewill Holiness Church in Johnsonville, S.C.
Interment will be follow in the White Chapel Cemetery. Nesmith~Pinckney Funeral Home Inc. in charge of arrangements.

Al Dingle

Alvin Archibald Dingle, age 70, husband of Mary Jane Dingle, died Saturday at their residence in Little Switzerland, N.C.
Al was born on June 5, 1942 in Williamsburg County, S.C., a son of the late Alvin A. Dingle Sr. and the late Sally Altman Dingle.
He graduated from Winyah High School in 1960 and attended the University of South Carolina.
He joined the South Carolina National Guard for several years. He worked for Baker Equipment Engineering Company and then owned and operated Dingle Equipment Company for numerous years.
Also during that time, he coached the youth of Georgetown County in baseball and softball.
In 1989, the family moved to Liberty Hill, S.C. where he began to develop property in North Carolina and then moved in 1997 to North Carolina to be closer to his properties.
Surviving are his wife, Mary Jane; one son, Alvin A. “Beau” Dingle Jr. of Conway, S.C. and his wife, Catherine H. Dingle; one daughter, Mary Dawn Murdock of Columbia, S.C. and her husband, William Lawton Murdock; his sister, Donna Draughn of Isle of Palms, S.C. and her husband, Bobby; his brother, Eddie Dingle of Andrews, S.C. and his wife, Jenny; four grandchildren, Sarah Harper and Lawton Murdock, Anna Altman and Mary Mitchell Dingle; and, several nieces, nephews and cousins.
No services are planned at this time.
Words of comfort may be e-mailed to the family by going to our website; www.webbfh.com., selecting Mr. Dingle’s name and then you may sign his guestbook.  Webb Funeral Home in Spruce Pine, N.C. is assisting the Dingle family.

James Floyd

James Douglas Floyd, 51, husband of Debra Shurling Floyd passed away on Tuesday, December 24, 2012 at the Medical University of South Carolina.
Born on August 9, 1961, in Georgetown, he was a son of Mary Martin Floyd and the late John Douglas Floyd.
Mr. Floyd was a member of Low Country Thunder Motorcycle Club and enjoyed helping others through benefits. He enjoyed fishing and spending time with his grandchildren and will be missed by all who loved him.
Survivors include his wife; his mother of Conway; two children, Charlene Shurling (Stephen) of Georgetown and Jamie Strickland (Joshua) of Georgetown; four grandchildren, Madison McAlister, Anthony McAlister, Hanna Strickland and Kylie Strickland; a sister, Sandra Ackerman (Roger) of Georgetown; and a niece, Natasha Brady of Georgetown
A memorial service was held at 3 p.m. on Friday, December 28, 2012 in the Graham Funeral Home Chapel.
The family received friends one hour prior to the service.
Graham Funeral Home of Georgetown was in charge of the arrangements (www.grahamfuneralhome.org).

Barbara Joyner

Barbara Joan Cochran Joyner, 81, of Georgetown, S.C., a beloved mother, and the widow of Russell H. Joyner, Sr., went home to be with the Lord and join her waiting loved ones on Wednesday afternoon, December 26, 2012, at the Tidelands Community Hospice House.
Barbara was born the daughter of Howard Smith Cochran and Georgie Lucinda Grayson Cochran on September 17, 1931 in Randleman, N.C.  
She was a devoted charter member of Herbert Memorial United Methodist Church where she served in numerous capacities including Chancel Choir director for over 35 years.  
She was the co-owner of Joyner Transfer Company.  
Barbara was a teacher and mentor to many local artists and musicians.
Barbara and Russell were married on November 25, 1956 and celebrated 45 years together.  
Their home was blessed with four children, Russell H. (Jan) Joyner, Jr., Barbara Joan J. Avery, Eric Alan Joyner, and Dana Lynn J. Moore; six grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.  
She also leaves behind a number of nieces and nephews.
She was predeceased by: her parents; her husband; two sons-in-law, Ray Neal Avery and Kelly Wade Moore.
Service of Death and Resurrection with recognition of Distinguished Christian Service was held at 3 p.m. on Sunday, December 30, 2012 at Herbert Memorial United Methodist Church.  
Visitation followed immediately following the service in the church fellowship hall.
Committal Service was held at 5 p.m. on Sunday, December 30, 2012 in the Pennyroyal Memorial Gardens, directed by the Georgetown Chapel of McKenzie Funeral Home.
Memorials may be made to: Tidelands Community Hospice, 2591 North Fraser Street, Georgetown, SC  29440, or Herbert Memorial United Methodist Church Choir Fund, 84 Forest Ave., Georgetown, SC 29440.
McKenzie Funeral Home was honored to serve the Joyner family.  Online Condolences may be sent at McKenzieChapels.com.

Priscilla Pearson

Linen-Knox Funeral Home announces the Memorial Services for Ms. Priscilla Pearson, age 42, of Johnsonville, S.C.
She was the daughter of Mrs. Rosezell Pearson and the late Mr. Freddie L. Pearson Sr.
Ms. Pearson died on Tuesday, December 18, 2012.
She is the ex-wife of Mr. Josiah Ojediran of Columbia, S.C.
Memorial Services were held at 1 p.m. on Thursday, December 27, 2012 at Nazareth AME Church in the Choppee Community of Georgetown, with the Rev. Joe Knowlin, pastor, presiding and the Rev. Joe Knowlin, pastor of Beulah Baptist Church in Atlanta, Ga. officiating.
Ms. Pearson is survived by her mother, Mrs. Rosezell Pearson of Georgetown; her ex-husband, Mr. Josiah Ojediran of Columbia, S.C.; twin daughters, Miss Taiwo Ojediran and Miss Kehinde Ojediran, both of Columbia, S.C.; two brothers, Mr. Freddie Pearson Jr. of Johnsonville and Mr. Christopher Pearson of Wilson, N.C.; aunts and uncles, Bernice (Estee) Scurry of New York, Helen Holmes, Richard (Elisa) Holmes and Louvenia Holmes of South Carolina, Luther (Gwenzella) Holmes of Georgia, Annie Tatum and Lily Winston of New York, and Carol Rich of Maryland; and a host of nieces, neqphews, special cousins and other relatives and friends.
Memorial arrangements were entrusted to Linen-Knox Funeral Home.

Woodrow Walker

Woodrow W.  “Woody” Walker, 83, of Florence, S.C. died Friday evening, December 28, 2012 at his home with his wife and family at his side.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Monday, December 31, 2012 at the Florence Baptist Temple.
Burial will follow in Florence Memorial Gardens Cemetery, directed by Stoudenmire-Dowling Funeral Home in Florence, S.C.
Mr. Walker was born in McClellanville, SC a son of the late Thomas W. and Louise Martin Walker. He retired from Stone Container after 36 years and later founded Walker Hand Crafted Knives. He was a member of the South Carolina Association of Knife Makers, the Florence Baptist Temple, the Amity Masonic Lodge #340 A.F.M. and the Omar Shrine. He was a veteran of the Korean War having served in the U.S. Air Force.
He was preceded in death by his parents, brothers, Allen, Ben, Frank and Peter Walker; sisters, Helen W. Driggers and Linda Walker.
Surviving are his devoted wife of 61 years, Mary “Dean” Morris Walker; sons, Mickey (Teresa) Walker of Florence and Kim (Michelle) Walker of Raleigh; daughter, Phoebe Walker (Mark) Athey of Conway; brothers, Wade Hamp Walker and Dorman K. Walker both of Andrews; sisters, Ruth W. Zurcher and Janie W. Yarborough both of Georgetown; 12 grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and a number of nieces and nephews.
The family received friends from 3 to 5 p.m. on Sunday at the funeral home.
Memorials may be made to the Parkinson’s Foundation, 1359 Broadway, Suite 1509, New York, NY  10018, the American Heart Association, 7272 Greenville Avenue, Dallas, Texas 75231, or the March of Dimes, www.marchofdimes.com.
Please sign the guest registry for Mr. Walker at the obit section of www.stoudenmiredowling.com.

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