Obituaries, July 10, 2013

  • Tuesday, July 9, 2013

  • Updated Monday, September 23, 2013 11:15 am

DEATH NOTICE

Carl Green, age 49, of Hemingway, S.C.

FUNERAL SERVICES

Michelle Dixon


Michelle Marie Dixon, 23, passed away on June 27, 2013 after a courageous 23 year battle with Cystic Fibrosis.
Born on April 24, 1990, in Laurel, Md., she was a daughter of William F. Dixon and Karen S. Huffer Dixon.
Miss Dixon was a member of First Baptist Church and worked at the Murrells Inlet Veterinary Hospital.
She enjoyed reading, shopping and had a great love for animals.
Miss Dixon had the brightest smile and a kind word for everyone, always thinking of others before herself, and touched many hearts.
Survivors include her mother and father of Pawleys Island; a sister, Heather Dixon of Murrells Inlet; paternal grandfather, Robert T. Dixon of Pawleys Island; a special friend, Angie Harris of Garden City; and a number of aunts, uncles, cousins, other family members and the love of her life, Piper.
She was preceded in death by her paternal grandmother, Shirley Dixon; and maternal grandparents, Joan and Charles Huffer.
A Celebration of Life was held at 1 p.m. on Monday, July 1, 2013 at First Baptist Church with Dr. Ted Sherrill officiating.
The family received friends from 2 to 5 p.m. on Sunday at Graham Funeral Home.
Memorials may be made to the Murrells Inlet Veterinary Hospital, 3928 Hwy 17 Murrells Inlet, SC 29576.
Graham Funeral Home of Georgetown was in charge of the arrangements (www.grahamfuneralhome.org).

Roseann Hull

Roseann Zak Hull, 74, widow of William D. Hull III, passed away on Tuesday, July 2, 2013 at her home.
Born on September 23, 1938, in Aliquippa, Pa., she was a daughter of the late Adolph Zak and the late Anna F. Wanchock Zak.
Mrs. Hull was a member of St. Mary, Our Lady of Ransom Catholic Church and enjoyed writing children’s stories, crafts, working with flowers and spending time with her family.
Survivors include three children, Christine Hull (fiancé, Chris Bradford), William D. Hull IV and Suzanne Wright (Theodore), all of Georgetown; seven grandchildren, Daniel Wallace (Jennifer), Larry Lewis III (Paula), Zachary Lewis Sr., Kevin Mayburn, Theodore Wright IV, Mary Wright and Andrew Clough; eight great-grandchildren, Shionnah Wallace, Nasaya Chasez Wallace, Adonijah Wallace, Daniel Wallace Jr., Kaelin Wallace, Savannah Lewis, Zachary Lewis II and Lola Ann Lewis; and a sister, Janet Brown (Phil) of Beaver County, Pa.
A graveside service was held at 6 p.m. on Thursday, July 4, 2013 in Pennyroyal Memorial Gardens.
The family received friends one hour prior to the service at the graveside.
Memorials may be made to the American Lung Association, 1301 Pennsylvania Ave. NW Suite 800, Washington, DC 20004; American Cancer Society, 950 48th Ave. N #101 Myrtle Beach, SC 29577; or to Amedisys Hospice, 137 Professional Lane Unit B, Pawleys Island, SC 29585.
Graham Funeral Home of Georgetown was in charge of the arrangements (www.grahamfuneralhome.org).

John Jones

John A. Jones, 82, of Pawleys Island died on Friday, July 5, 2013 at his residence.  
Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m., Thursday July 11, 2013 at St. John A.M.E. Church in Pawleys Island.
Visitation will take place at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, July 10, 2013 at Wilds Courtyard Chapel.
The remains will lie in state in the sanctuary of the church on Thursday from 1 p.m. until the time of service.
Mr. Jones was born on September 2, 1930 in Georgetown, a son of Benjamin Jones and Louise Bryant Jones (both deceased).  
Until her death in 2011, he shared 58 years of marriage with Gladys Jackson Jones.
He was an active member of St. John AME Church, and a dutiful member of Moses Lodge No. 9 of the Free and Accepted Masons.  
His duty to his country as a serviceman in the United States Army was honorable and he was discharged in 1953.  
For 41 years Mr. Jones worked  as a courier and custodian for the School District of Georgetown County having retired in 1994.
He was also employed with the Council on Aging.
Survivors include three daughters, Margaret Wigfall, Johnnie Mae Richardson, and Victoria Jones, all of Pawleys Island; and one son, John Quincy Jones of North Conway, N.H.
Funeral services are entrusted to Wilds Funeral Home, LLC.

Donald McLaughlin

Donald Boyd “Don” McLaughlin, 74, husband of Sue Radcliffe McLaughlin, passed away on Friday, July 5, 2013 at Tidelands Community Hospice House.
Born on October 16, 1938, in Florence County, he was a son of the late Henry Samuel McLaughlin and the late Sarah Bell McLaughlin. Mr. McLaughlin attended First Baptist Church and was the owner and operator of Atlantic Fence Company.
Mr. McLaughlin was a Mason and a member of the G&W Shrine Club where he served as president in 1983. Mr. McLaughlin was a founding member of Winyah Cruisers Car Club having won many awards for his outstanding classic car collection.
Survivors include his wife of Georgetown; one daughter, Ginger Gray (William); a granddaughter, Rachel Morgan Gray; grandson John Parker Gray, all of Georgetown; a brother, Jimmy McLaughlin (Joanne) of Florence; four sisters, Emile Murray (Jim) and Pat Rogers, all of Florence, Meredith Barrineau (Scott) of Sumter and Jeanette Ham (Buck) of Effingham; and a number of nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by an infant brother, John Mark McLaughlin.
Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. on Monday, July 8, 2013 at First Baptist Church with Dr. Ted Sherrill and Rev. Joe Young officiating.
Burial followed in Pennyroyal Memorial Gardens.
The family received friends from 5 to 7 p.m. on Sunday at Graham Funeral Home.
Memorials may be made to Martha’s House, P.O. Box 434, Georgetown, SC 29442 or to Shriners Hospital for Children, 950 West Faris Road, Greenville, SC 29605.
Graham Funeral Home of Georgetown was in charge of the arrangements (www.grahamfuneralhome.org).

Irene Persons

Irene “Renie” Shuford Persons, 90, of Aiken, S.C., widow of Delton C. Persons, died Saturday, July 6, 2013 at Anchor Health and Rehabilitation in Aiken.
A native of Georgetown, SC, Mrs. Persons was a daughter of the late Robert Pou and Edna Kittrell Shuford.  
She was a homemaker and lived in Sandusky, Ohio over 50 years before moving to Albemarle, N.C. 17 years ago.  
She had lived in Aiken since December 2012.
Renie was former president of the Sandusky Concert Association.  
She was a member of First Lutheran Church in Albemarle and was a member of the choir.
Survivors include her son and daughter-in-law, Rob and Debra Persons of Aiken, S.C.; daughter-in-law, Lauren Persons, Cleveland, Ohio; grandchildren, Aaron Persons and Jamie Persons, both of Chapel Hill, N.C. and Logan Persons of Cleveland; and two sisters, Anne Shuford Moore and Betty Shuford Roberson, both of Georgetown.
A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. on Saturday, July 13, 2013 in the chapel of St. John's United Methodist Church, with The Revs. Dr. George K. Howle and Dr. Ray Litts officiating.
The family will receive friends immediately following the service in Ward Hall.
Memorial contributions may be directed to First Lutheran Church, Pastor's Fund, 230 South Second Street, Albemarle, NC 28001.
Please visit the online guestbook at www.shellhouseriversfuneralhome.com.

Leonard Reaves III

Leonard E. Reaves III, MD, 77, of Pawleys Island died on Sunday, July 7, 2013, at Grand Strand Regional Medical Center in Myrtle Beach.
Dr. Reaves was born in Raeford, N.C. on October 31, 1935, a son of the late Leonard E. Reaves Jr. and Nellie Ruth Hollingsworth Reaves.  
He grew up in Raeford and graduated Cum Laude from Culver Military Academy in Culver, Ind.  
Dr. Reaves was a graduate of The University of North Carolina with an A.B. degree in History and attended Harvard University.  
He was a 1961 graduate of the School of Medicine of the University of North Carolina.
Dr. Reaves served his internship at the Medical College of Virginia and his residency at J. Hillis Miller Health Center and College of Medicine at the University of Florida in Gainesville.  
He also served a fellowship at Lahey Clinic Foundations and Hospitals in Boston, Mass.  
Dr. Reaves served in the Army and the Navy during the Viet Nam War and Operation Desert Storm.  
He retired as a Captain in the Navy Reserve in 1994.  Dr. Reaves practiced medicine in Fayetteville, N. C. for a number of years until his retirement.
Dr. Reaves was a former Rotarian and a member of Gideon International.   He was a talented musician and played the piano, trumpet, and bag pipes.  
He was a member of the Highland British Brass Band and Cross Creek Piper Band & Drum Corps.  
Dr. Reaves was also a Mason and a member of Blue Lodge, York Rite, Scottish Rite and the Shrine.  He was a member of Pawleys Island Presbyterian Church.
Surviving are: his wife, Marilyn Fabian Reaves of Pawleys Island; two sons, J. Clark Reaves and L. Holden Reaves, both of Fayetteville, N.C.; two step-daughters, Annie Daughtridge of Rocky Mount, N.C. and Missy Brown, Madison, Ala.; two brothers, Bing Reaves of Jacksonville, Fla. and Rev. Thomas Reaves of Fayetteville, N. C. and two sisters, Harriette Reaves of Fayetteville, N.C. and Dorothy Ball of Roswell, Ga.
In addition to his parents, Dr. Reaves was predeceased by: a brother, Robert Reaves.
Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. on Thursday afternoon, July 11, 2013, at Pawleys Island Presbyterian Church.  
Officiating will be the Rev. R. Carter Robinson and the Rev. Dr. Ralph Richardson.  
Burial with military rites will follow in the Churchyard.  
A reception will follow the committal in the church’s Open Door Fellowship Center.
Sign a guest book at www.mayerfuneralhome.com.
The family suggests memorials to The Voice of Martyrs, P.O. Box 443, Bartlesville, Okla. 74005-0443, or Pawley Island Presbyterian Church, 9967 Ocean Hwy., Pawleys Island, S.C. 29585.
The Georgetown Chapel of Mayer Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Vellna Rogerson

Vellna Joan Rogerson, 73, widow of Cecil P. “Red” Rogerson, passed away on Monday, July 8, 2013 at Tidelands Community Hospice House.
Born on October 30, 1939, in Williamsburg County, she was a daughter of the late Douglas Casselman and the late Adeline Herrington Casselman.
Mrs. Rogerson was a loving wife, mother, granny and enjoyed gardening and cooking. She was of the Pentecostal Holiness faith.
Survivors include two children, Willie D. Rogerson and Kathy M. Howard (Wendell), all of Andrews; four grandchildren, Shannon Rogerson (Leslie) of Georgetown, Doug Rogerson (Jennifer) of Andrews, Kim Elliott (Timothy) of Andrews and Melissa Howard of Andrews; seven great-grandchildren, Tanner Rogerson, Hunter Rogerson, Ricky Rogerson, William Rogerson, Victoria Rogerson, Ashley Elliott and Macie Elliott; and a sister-in-law, Canelia White of Andrews.
She was preceded in death by a daughter-in-law, Midge Rogerson; a granddaughter, Betty Rogerson; one brother; and four sisters.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, July 10, 2013 at Holy Trinity Pentecostal Holiness Church with Rev. David Richardson officiating.
Burial will follow in Bethel United Methodist Church Cemetery.
The family received friends from 5 to 7 p.m. on Tuesday at Graham Funeral Home.
Memorials may be made to Tidelands Community Hospice, 2591 N. Fraser St., Georgetown, SC 29440.
Graham Funeral Home of Georgetown is in charge of the arrangements (www.grahamfuneralhome.org).

Rev. Thomas Skipper


Rev. Thomas Edward Skipper, 81, beloved husband of Joyce Johnson Skipper, passed away on Thursday, July 4, 2013 at The Medical University of South Carolina Hospital.
Born on February 6, 1932, in Lancaster, he was a son of the late George Leo Skipper and the late Esther Omitt Walters Skipper.
Rev. Skipper was a graduate of Holmes Theological Seminary and Pembroke State University.
After graduating, he spent 57 years preaching the Gospel and serving the Lord.
Rev. Skipper was a member of Spring Pond Pentecostal Holiness Church, the International Pentecostal Holiness Church and was a U.S. Air Force veteran having received numerous medals.
He was a former educator with the Scotland County School System in North Carolina.
Rev. Skipper enjoyed many things in life to include hunting, fishing and most of all the joy he received by singing and preaching the Gospel.
Survivors include his beloved wife of Andrews; three children, Michael E. Skipper and Thomas Kevin Skipper (Charlotte), all of Georgetown and Cathy J. Skipper of Andrews; two grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; one brother, William E. Skipper (Mary) of Georgetown; two sisters, Alberta Bratcher of Georgetown and Rev. Wyllene Skipper of Hot Springs, N.C.; and a number of nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by three sisters, Myrtle S. Price, Mary S. Howard and Betty Cooper.
Funeral services were held at 4 p.m. on Sunday, July 7, 2013 at Saints Delight Pentecostal Holiness Church.
Burial followed in the Suttons United Methodist Church Cemetery.
The family received friends from 6 to 8 p.m. on Saturday at Saints Delight Pentecostal Holiness Church.
Memorials may be made to Holmes Bible College, 4901 Old Buncombe Rd., Greenville, SC 29617 or to Spring Pond Pentecostal Holiness Church, 1855 Wee Tee Road, Andrews, SC 29510.
Graham Funeral Home of Georgetown is in charge of the arrangements (www.grahamfuneralhome.org).

Ellen Williams

Funeral services for Ellen Brandon Williams, 85 of Kershaw, S.C. were held at 3 p.m. on Saturday, July 6, 2013 in Baker Conference Center, 105 N. Minor St., Kershaw.
Burial followed in the Kershaw City Cemetery. Rev. Bryant D. Fersner officiated.
Mrs. Williams died Thursday, July 4, 2013. Born December 21, 1927, she was the daughter of the late Lewis Robinson and Lottie Pruett Brandon.
She is survived by her husband, Steve Gardner Williams Sr.; a son, Steve Williams Jr. and his wife Kendra Flynn Williams of Camden, S.C.; a daughter, Nina and her husband Thomas Martin Runion Sr. of Georgetown; a sister, Agnes B. Weill of Camden; four grandsons, Steve Gardner Williams III, Thomas Martin Runion Jr., Lee Flynn Williams and Evan Williams Runion; three granddaughters, Larsyn Lee Runion, Perri Ellen Runion and Kelsey Selena Williams.
She was preceded in death by a brother; Lewis Robinson Brandon of Mobile, Ala.; and a sister, Ruby B. Cooper of Inman, S.C.
Mrs. Williams was a member of First Baptist Church, the Ruth Sunday School Class, WMU and Women on Mission, Group Two.
She was a charter member of the King Alfred Garden Club and a lifetime member of the South Carolina Garden Club, Inc.
Mrs. Williams was a graduate of Winthrop University and taught school for 34 years in Heath Springs High School and Kershaw Elementary School.
She was also a member of the Lancaster County Retired Educators Association.
Memorials may be made to First Baptist Church, Post Office Box 67 , Kershaw, SC 29067 or the L.C.R.E.A. Scholarship Fund, Lancaster, SC 29720.
The family received friends one hour prior to the service beginning at 2 p.m. at Baker Conference Center.
The family would like to thank the staff at Morningside Assisted Living and A. Sam Karesh Wing for the love and care shown to Mrs. Williams.
Baker Funeral Home (www.bakerfunerals.com) was in charge of arrangements.

David Wilson Jr.

David Tillman Wilson Jr., 64, the husband of Eleanor Wright Wilson of Andrews, went home to be with the Lord on Saturday evening, July 6, 2013 at the Medical University of South Carolina Hospital.
Mr. Wilson was born the son of David Tillman Wilson Sr. and Queen Esther W. Wilson on October 22, 1948 in Georgetown.
He was a retired 38-year employee of International Paper Company, Georgetown Mill, Power House Division and was a member of the Oak Ridge Pentecostal Holiness Church.  
Mr. Wilson was an avid outdoorsman who loved hunting and fishing.  
He was a devoted husband, beloved father, and cherished “pawpaw.”  
He was a man with an outgoing spirit, solid character, and crazy pranks.   
David and Eleanor were married on October 27, 1967 and celebrated 45 years together.  
Their home was blessed with two children, Allen D. (Belinda) Wilson and Amy W. (Alan) Young; and four grandchildren, Jon Allen Wilson, Kloey Wilson, Riley Young, and Alex Young.
He also leaves behind four brothers, James (Margie) Wilson, Steve (Marcia) Wilson, Nuel (Kitty) Wilson and Bobby (Bertha Mae) Wilson; and four sisters, Mary (Bobby) Cox, Kitty (Joe) McCants, Patsy Wilson, and Elaine (Dreyfus) Hutson; and a sister-in-law, Rita Wilson.
He was predeceased by his parents; a brother, Phillip Wilson; a sister, Linda Wilson; and several half-brothers and half-sisters.
A Going Home Celebration was held at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, July 9, 2013, at the Saints Delight Pentecostal Holiness Church.  
Interment followed in the Holmes Cemetery, directed by the Andrews Chapel of McKenzie Funeral Home.
Visitation was from 6 to 8 p.m. on Monday evening, July 8, 2013 in the sanctuary of the Saints Delight PH Church.
Memorials may be made to: Oak Ridge PH Church, Rural Route 4, Andrews, SC 29510, or The American Heart Association.
McKenzie Funeral Home was honored to serve the Wilson family. Online condolences may be sent to McKenziechapels.com.

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