Obituaries, January 23, 2013

  • Tuesday, January 22, 2013


Cleo Lewis, age 77, of Hemingway, S.C.


Wayne Carson

Wayne C. Carson, age 77, of Murrells Inlet, S.C. has gone home to be with his Lord on Friday, January 18, 2013 at his residence.
Wayne was born in Trenton, N.J. in 1935. He was raised by his parents, Robert Edwin and Ilys Fritz Carson in Manmouth Junction, N.J.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Robert Carson & Ilys Spearling; and his brother Arthur.
Survivors include Susan, his loving wife of 50 years; his sister, Linda, and husband Carl Walker of New York; his sister, Cathy, and husband Arthur Ciccolo of Connecticut; his sisters-in-law, Charlotte Carson of Florida, and Martha and husband John Bittle of New Jersey; his brother-in-law, Peter Rahm of Vermont; and many nieces, nephews, and grandnephews, as well as his dogs Foxy Lady and Phoebe.
Wayne served in the Army from 1957 to 1958.
He returned home to work for Columbia Carbon Company for 19 years, and then went to Kales Landscape and Design of Princeton, N.J. for 14 years.
He moved to Murrells Inlet and worked for Indian Wells Golf Course until 2012.
Wayne enjoyed golfing in the Indian Wells men’s league, Bowling League in New Jersey, fishing, and boating with friends.
He enjoyed watching all types of sports.
Wayne came to know the Lord through the bible study. He enjoyed Monday and Thursday bible studies with his friends.
He was lovingly cared for by his Hospice nurse John A., aides, Avair V., and Linda W. and retired nurses Linda Ducharme and Wendy A.  
He was also cared and prayed for by all of his friends and neighbors.
A memorial service will be held at 6 p.m. on Thursday, January 24, 2013, at Goldfinch Funeral Home, Beach Chapel.
The Family will receive friends from 5 to 6 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to The American Heart Association, Hospice Care of South Carolina, or a charity of your choice.
An online guestbook is available at www.goldfinchfuneralhome.com/obituaries
Goldfinch Funeral Home, Beach Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

David Mincey Sr.

David Cardell Mincey Sr., 82, widower of Betty Ann Tanner Mincey and Patricia Ann Lewis Mincey, passed away on Sunday, January 20, 2013 at Tidelands Community Hospice House.
Born on June 8, 1930, in Winnsboro, he was a son of the late Julian Wade Mincey and the late Nellie Burckhalter Mincey.
Mr. Mincey was a member of Center Baptist Church and attended Fireside Ministries.
He was retired from International Paper Company and was a former member of Woodmen of the World.
Mr. Mincey enjoyed playing cards, spending time with friends and enjoyed a good cup of coffee.
Survivors include four children, Cynthia Goude (James) of Hemingway, Vickey Ann Mincey of Surfside Beach, DeWayne Mincey (Paulette) of Andrews and David Mincey (Traci) of Loris; seven grandchildren, Carisa Goude, Eric Mincey, Brad Mincey, Patrick Mincey, Philip Mincey, Rebecca Mincey and Caitlynn Ann Mincey; 11 great-grandchildren; and one sister, Judy Sprouse (Don) of Lockhart.
He was preceded in death by three brothers, Harold Mincey, Richard Mincey and Larry Mincey; and three sisters, Grace Shields Self, Susan Denton and Shirley Dimitri.
An inurnment service was held at 3 p.m. on Tuesday, January 22, 2013 in Center Baptist Church Cemetery, with the Rev. Billy Anderson officiating.
The family received friends one hour prior to the service in the church fellowship hall.
Memorials may be made Tidelands Community Hospice House, 2591 N. Fraser St. Georgetown, SC 29440.
Graham Funeral Home of Georgetown was in charge of the arrangements (www.grahamfuneralhome.org).

Jimmy Pope
Jimmy Earl Pope, 68, of Hemingway, S.C., a cherished father and the beloved husband of Nina Howard Pope, went to be with the Lord after a courageous battle with lung disease on Friday morning, January 18, 2013, at the Tidelands Hospice House.
Mr. Pope was born the son of Woodrow R. Pope and Mary Allen Miller Pope on January 12, 1945 in Georgetown.  
He was retired from the construction industry and was a member of the Williams Hill Original Free Will Baptist Church.  
He was an avid outdoorsman who loved hunting and fishing.  
He was a devoted husband and loving father and grandfather.
Jimmy and Nina were married on November 14, 1964, and celebrated 48 years together.
Their home was blessed with three sons, James A. “Tony” Pope, Ricky (Heather) Pope, and Kenny (Michelle) Pope; 10 grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.  
He was also survived by one brother, David F. Pope; and one sister, Sarah Alberta P. Creel.
He was predeceased by his parents; a son, Tony; one brother, Lonnie O. Pope; and two sisters, Beatrice P. Wilder and Dula Mae P. Scott.
Graveside services were held at 3 p.m. on Monday, January 21, 2013, at the Williams Hill Original Free Will Baptist Church Cemetery, directed by the Hemingway Chapel of McKenzie Funeral Home.
Visitation was from 6 to 8 p.m. on Sunday evening, January 20, 2013, in the church sanctuary.
Memorials may be made to the American Lung Society and the William Hill FBC Building Fund.
McKenzie Funeral Home is honored to serve the Pope family.  
Online condolences may be sent to McKenzieChapels.com.

Donnie Powell

Donnie Lee Powell, 64, of Georgetown, S.C. was a beloved brother, friend, and a remarkable life who touched the hearts of many through his childlike faith and unconditional love.  
He went home to be with his Lord and join his waiting loved ones on Sunday evening, January 20, 2013, at Tidelands Community Hospice.
Donnie had lived in Georgetown for many years under the excellent care and nurture of his “Mom and Dad” – Ethel Lee and the late Odell Avant.  
He was born the son of Bealie Leo Powell and Addie Delia Marsh Powell on February 4, 1948 in Hemingway, S.C.  
He attended the Winyah Adult Activity Center and was a member of the Georgetown Church of God where he served as a musician.   
He leaves behind four sisters, Lizzie Dane Cribb, Ethel Lee Avant, Joyce Lee (Berry) McKenzie, and Doris Lee McKenzie.
He was predeceased by her parents; two brothers, Junior Leo Powell and Jessie Buster Powell; two sisters, Thelma Louise Hodge and Edna Powell Stone.
A going home celebration will be held at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, January 23, 2013, at the Georgetown Church of God.   
Committal services will be held at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, January 23, 2013 at the Old Field Cemetery in Hemingway, directed by the Georgetown Chapel of McKenzie Funeral Home.
Visitation was from 6 to 8 p.m. on Tuesday evening, January 22, 2013 in the sanctuary of the Georgetown Church of God.
Memorials may be made to: Tidelands Community Hospice, 2591 North Fraser Street, Georgetown, SC  29440.
McKenzie Funeral Home is honored to serve the Powell family.  
Online Condolences may be sent at McKenzieChapels.com.

Leopold Scott Jr.

Leopold Eden Scott Jr., 91, of Georgetown, S.C. died Friday, January 18, 2013, at Georgetown Memorial Hospital.
Mr. Scott was born in Beaumont, Texas on January 16, 1922, a son of the late Leopold Eden Scott and May Ruppe Scott.  
He grew up in Holly Hill, Fla. and graduated from Mainland High School in Daytona Beach, Fla.  
After serving in the U.S. Navy during World War II, Mr. Scott graduated from the University of Idaho.  
He was a retired pharmaceutical sales representative for Merck.  Mr. Scott was a communicant of St. Mary Our Lady of Ransom Catholic Church.
Surviving are his wife, Mary Alice Towell Scott of Georgetown; three sons, Leopold Eden Scott III (Terry) of Auburn, Ala., Charles Mark Scott (Toni) of Auburndale, Fla., and Paul Joseph Scott (Pam) of Dunwoody, Ga.; a daughter, Susan S. Church (Ron) of Georgetown; nine grandchildren, Maggie, Gale, Matthew, Miriam, Maddie and Jay Scott, Eric and Brandon Church, and Heather Flanery; and six great-grandchildren.  
In addition to his parents, Mr. Scott was predeceased by two sisters.
Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. on Saturday morning, January 19, 2013 at the Georgetown Chapel of Mayer Funeral Home.
Sign a guestbook at: www.mayerfuneralhome.com.
Memorials are suggested to: St. Mary Our Lady of Ransom Catholic Church, 317 Broad St., Georgetown, SC 29440.

Joseph Tanner

Joseph David Tanner, 63, of Hemingway, S.C. passed away Monday, January 21, 2013 at his home.
Mr. Tanner was born in Georgetown County, a son of the late Carl Ridgeway and Mary Lee Owens Tanner.
He was a member of the Pleasant Hill Baptist Church.
He enjoyed gardening, doing yard work, and he was a diehard Gamecock fan.
Surviving are his brother, Carl “Bradley” (Patsy) Tanner of Hemingway; sisters, Betty L. Tanner Powell of Hemingway and Anna L. (Steve) Todd of Johnsonville; a number of nieces and nephews; and a brother-in-law, Henry E. Eaddy III of Hemingway.
He was predeceased by a sister, Mary Ruth T. Eaddy.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. on Friday, January 25, 2013 in the Pleasant Hill Baptist Church.
Burial, directed by Morris Funeral Home of Hemingway, will be in the church cemetery.
The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, January 24, 2013 in the Family Life Center of Pleasant Hill Baptist Church, 11904 Pleasant Hill Drive, Hemingway, SC 29554.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Pleasant Hill Baptist Church, 11904 Pleasant Hill Dr., Hemingway, SC 29554.

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