Obituaries, July 17, 2013

  • Tuesday, July 16, 2013


Rev. Doris Marie Hicks Gamble, age 71, of Georgetown, S.C.


Rosa Armstrong

Rosa Bell Armstrong, 59, of the Choppee Community of Georgetown died on Thursday, July 11, 2013 at Georgetown Memorial Hospital.
Mrs. Armstrong was a daughter of Lawrence Armstrong Sr. and the late Levela Armstrong.
She is survived by her loving father, Lawrence Armstrong Sr. of the Choppee Community; two sons, Ben Armstrong Sr. and Brian Armstrong Sr., both of the Choppee Community; one sister, Mary Armstrong of the Choppee Community; five brothers, Lawrence Armstrong Jr. of Hemingway, S.C., George Armstrong and Clarence Armstrong, both of the Choppee Community, Prince Armstrong of Bronx, N.Y. and Mr. Frank Armstrong of Augusta, Ga.; and a host of loving grandchildren, nieces, nephews, and other relatives and friends.
 A viewing was held from 6 to 8 p.m. on Tuesday, July 16, 2013 at Linen-Konx Funeral Home Chapel on 1632 Emanuel Street in Georgetown.
Funeral services for Mrs. Armstrong will be held at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, July 17, 2013 at Hopewell Baptist Church in the Choppee Community, with Rev. Levi Washington officiating.
Burial will follow the church cemetery. The remains will lie in state in the sanctuary of the church from 11 a.m. until the hour of service.  
Family and friends may call or visit the home of Ben Armstrong (son of Mrs. Rosa Bell Armstrong) at 843-546-0214 at 251 Cookies Place, or the sister, Mary Armstrong at 843-546-6043 at 225 Cookies Place in the Choppee Community.
Funeral arrangements are entrusted to Linen-Knox Funeral Home.

Janet Capron

Janet Richards Capron, age 92, of Georgetown passed away Tuesday, July 9, 2013 at Mapleshire Nursing Home.
Mrs. Capron was born in Bergin, N.Y. on July 28, 1920 a daughter of the late Earl and Margaret Loghrey Richards.
Janet was a registered nurse and retired from Good Samaritan Hospital in Suffern, N.Y.
After retirement, Janet spent 30 years with her husband, living on a boat, traveling up and down the East Coast, following the warm weather.
Janet is survived by her sons, E. Jay Capron of Morgantown and Dr. Richard W. Capron of Salem, Mass.; three grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
In addition to her parents, Janet was preceded in death by her husband, Herbert E. Capron.
In honoring Janet’s wishes, cremation services were provided by McCulla Funeral Home.
Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.McCulla.com.

Ellen Donkle
Ellen Cabaniss Jones Donkle passed from this life to the next on Tuesday July 16th after a three and a half year battle with cancer. Ellen suffered illness without complaint or defeat. She was at home, at peace with her family.
Ms. Ellen, as she was known through over 30 years of teaching, coaching and counseling, helped innumerable young people lead fuller lives through athletics and college admissions.
In each community she served, Ellen developed friendships with all sorts and conditions of people, finding the value of each and sharing her enthusiasm for life, passion for athletics and generous good humor.
Her Christian faith was rarely expressed in words but contagious in the way she offered gracious affection to her students, colleagues and friends.
Born December 20, 1955, in Charleston, S.C., Ellen lived in Clinton, S.C. for the first 10 years of her life where her father, the late Dr. Newton Bond Jones, was head of the history department at Presbyterian College and her mother, the late Catherine Wing Jones, taught in the Clinton Public Schools. She was baptized at All Saints Episcopal Church in Clinton.
In 1965, the family moved to Greenville, S.C. where Dr. Jones taught at Furman University and Mrs. Jones at Christ Church Episcopal School. Ellen was confirmed at Christ Church (Episcopal) and attended C.C.E.S. until her graduation in 1974. She was an honor student, student body officer and a member of the varsity cheerleading squad, the varsity field hockey team and the varsity basketball team.
Ellen attended Converse College for two years participating in field hockey, basketball and synchronized swimming, all at the varsity level. In 1976 she transferred to Furman University to pursue her passion for health and physical education and continue her career in NCAA field hockey. She graduated in 1978 and returned in 1979, earning her Master’s degree in 1981.
In 1980, Ellen married Isaac Langston Donkle III. The couple led the Episcopal Youth Group at Christ Church and taught Sunday school together.
They have been blessed with three daughters, Catherine Crews Donkle, Jean McSween Donkle LaBruce (Richardson) and Ellen Cabaniss “Sister” Donkle.
Mrs. Donkle was a member of the Charlotte, N.C. Junior League, then the Greenville Junior League. She taught and coached at Christ Church Episcopal School from 1981-1985, 1986-2001 and took student athletes to Europe for two summers as a chaperone and coach for the U.S. Olympic Field Hockey Futures teams.
After moving with her family to Pawleys Island, S.C. in 2001, Ellen continued her career as a coach and counselor at Waccamaw High School before taking a position at the Lowcountry Day School. During her years at Lowcountry, she had the opportunity to work with students from grades K-12 as the athletic director, registrar and guidance counselor.
Funeral services will be held at 4 p.m. on Thursday, July 18, 2013 at Holy Cross Faith Memorial Episcopal Church in Pawleys Island.
Internment will be at 1 p.m. Saturday in Christ Churchyard, Greenville, S.C.
The Reverend Wil Keith will lead both services, assisted in Greenville by the Reverend Dr. Allen Crews McSween.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Hollings Cancer Center, 86 Jonathan Lucas Street, Charleston, SC 29425.
Burroughs Funeral Home and Cremation Services of Murrells Inlet, S.C. is in charge of arrangements. Condolences may be made at www.burroughsfh.com.

Catherine Dorn

Catherine Regina Dorn, 55, of Georgetown died Friday, July 12, 2013 at Georgetown Memorial Hospital.
Ms. Dorn was born in Georgetown on November 7, 1957, a daughter of the late Martin “Mose” Harold Dorn and Evelyn Ray Groverman Dorn.  
She lived all her life in Georgetown and was a graduate of Winyah Academy and the University of South Carolina.  
Ms. Dorn worked for the S.C. State Employment Security Commission, where she retired after over 30 years of employment.  
She was a life-long member of Trinity Lutheran Church and an avid Gamecock fan.
Surviving are two sisters, Donna Dorn and T-Ann Dorn, both of Georgetown; an aunt, Peggy Lautenbach of W. Palm Beach, Fla.; and many other family members and friends.
Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. on Tuesday morning, July 16, 2013, at Trinity Lutheran Church.  
Officiating was Pastor Ronald G. Hartman and Pastor Arden Hallman.  
Burial followed at Elmwood Cemetery.
The family received friends from 6 to 8 p.m. on Monday evening, July 15, 2013, at the Georgetown Chapel of Mayer Funeral Home.
Sign a guestbook at: www.mayerfuneralhome.com.
Memorials are suggested to: Trinity Lutheran Church, 1605 S. Fraser St., Georgetown, SC 29440.

Craig Lambert

Craig Burdell Lambert, 40, passed away on July 13, 2013.
Born on April 6, 1973, in Sumter, he was a son of Birdell Woodrow Lambert and Mary Daisy Johnson Lambert.
Mr. Lambert enjoyed building boats, fishing and shrimping.
Survivors include his mother and father of Georgetown; two uncles, Thomas Lambert (Gina) of Litchfield and David Forbes of Georgetown; seven aunts, Evelyn Lambert (Roosevelt) of Georgetown, Ann McKenzie (David) of Andrews, Patsy Ward (Glen) of Andrews, Joyce Forbes (Johnny) of Georgetown, Bonnie Seat (Barney) of Georgetown, Theresa Hamilton (Kirk) of Dillon and Donna Washington of Georgetown; three nieces, Amber Jordan (Timothy) of Conway, Ashlee Wilkes of Murrells Inlet and Amy Smith (Bryan) of Murrells Inlet; and a special cousin, Kevin Lambert (Angel) of Woodruff.
He was preceded in death by a sister, Tammy M. Wilkes; a half-brother, Arthur Etheridge Jr.; paternal grandparents, Sam W. Lambert and Elizabeth E. Lambert; maternal grandmother, Florence Williams; a maternal great-grandmother, Mary E. Langdale; and one aunt, Jean Forbes.
Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, July 16, 2013 at Frist Baptist Church with Dr. Ted Sherrill officiating.
Burial followed in Pennyroyal Memorial Gardens.
The family received friends from 6 to 8 p.m. on Monday at First Baptist Church.
Memorials may be made to First Baptist Church, 219 Cleland St. Georgetown, SC 29440.
Graham Funeral Home of Georgetown was in charge of the arrangements (www.grahamfuneralhome.org).

Mary Long

Mary Ann Powell Long, 71, of Andrews, the wife of Glennie Lee Long, went home to be with the Lord, Saturday, July 13, 2013 at the Medical University of South Carolina Hospital.
Mrs. Long was born the daughter of Fletcher Powell and Annie Sue Glisson Powell on November 24, 1941 in Johnsonville.  
She committed her life to acts of selfless giving for her family, and an unconditional love to earn her the distinguished title — Beloved Mother.
Mary Ann and Glennie were married in 1958 and celebrated 54 years together.  
Their home was blessed with four children, Lorie Ann (Jerry Coker) Taylor, Jacqueline Lee Long, Tony Glen (Vickie Moore) Long, and Patty (Kenneth Cooper) Long; seven grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.  
She also leaves behind two brothers, Donald “Hoodie” Powell and John “Tit” Powell; and two sisters, Janet “Lulie” Floyd and Delores “Tooster” Cooper.
She was predeceased by her parents; two brothers, Bobby “Pete” Powell and Eckerd Powell; and two sisters; Doris Mae P. Collins and Margie P. Marshall.
A graveside service was held at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, July 16, 2013, in the Ivey Cemetery, directed by the Andrews Chapel of McKenzie Funeral Home.
Visitation was from 6 to 8 p.m. on Monday evening, July 15, 2013 at the Andrews Chapel.
McKenzie Funeral Home was honored to serve the Long family.  
Online condolences may be sent to McKenziechapels.com.

Verma Miller

Verma Nobles Miller, 78, wife of James Ronald Miller Sr., passed away on Monday, July 15, 2013 at Georgetown Memorial Hospital.
Born on August 21, 1934, in Horry County, she was a daughter of the late Oscar Nobles and the late Mattie Williams Nobles.
Mrs. Miller was a devoted member of Ringel Heights Baptist Church and the Adult Sunday School class. She also served as a former Sunday School teacher, choir member and enjoyed working in the church nursery and kitchen.
Mrs. Miller was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star.
Survivors include her husband of Georgetown; a son, James Ronald “Ronnie” Miller, Jr. (Eugenia) of Georgetown; one grandson, James Ronald “Ron” Miller III (Elizabeth) of Georgetown; two brothers, Oscar Nobles (Mildred) and Isaac Hal Nobles (Rachel), all of Conway; two sisters, Cassie Bernice Doyal and Ida Eulene Todd (Donnie), all of Conway; and a number of nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by a sister, Queen Victoria Moore; and two brothers, James K. "Jim" Nobles and Windel C. “Neal” Nobles.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, July 17, 2013 at Ringel Heights Baptist Church with Rev. Kenny Johnson and Rev. Themos Cribb officiating.
Burial will follow in Pennyroyal Memorial Gardens.
The family received friends from 6 to 8 p.m. on Tuesday at Ringel Heights Baptist Church.
Memorials may be made to Ringel Heights Baptist Church, 78 Rubin Ave. Georgetown, SC 29440.
Graham Funeral Home of Georgetown is handling arrangements.

Patricia Roberts

Patricia Brooks Roberts, 66, of Murrells Inlet died Sunday, July 14, 2013, at Tidelands Community Hospice House in Georgetown.
Mrs. Roberts was born in Seattle, Wash. on December 18, 1946, a daughter of the late John Edward Brooks and Lucille Griesser Brooks.  She was educated in Switzerland and worked as a model and a fashion director in New York City.  
Mrs. Roberts also worked in the insurance industry in New York City and Chicago.  
Since retirement, she has lived in Murrells Inlet and St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands.
Surviving are her beloved husband of 29 years, John Sherrill Roberts; two daughters, Tara Scully (Dan) of Thousand Oaks, Calif. and Erin Zurbuchen (Thomas) of Ann Arbor, Mich.; a son, John Roberts (Vicki) of Aurora, Ill.; seven grandchildren, Danny and Maurina Scully, Lucas and Maria Zurbuchen, Jack, Brady, and Lyla Roberts; and two sisters, Lorelei Robbins and Catherine Robbins.
No services will be held at this time.
Sign a guestbook at: www.mayerfuneralhome.com.
Mrs. Roberts family would like to thank the staff of Tidelands Community Hospice House for making her last days so comfortable and for the support that they gave to her family.
Memorials are suggested to: Ovarian Cancer Research Fund, 14 Pennsylvania Plaza, Ste. 1710, NY, NY 10122, www.ocrf.org.
The Georgetown Chapel of Mayer Funeral Home is assisting the family.

Andrew Salapatek

Andrew Leo Salapatek, 92, widower of Mary Eldridge Edge Salapatek, passed away on Thursday, July 11, 2013 at Georgetown Health Care and Rehab.
Born on August 15, 1920, in Blue Island, Ill., he was a son of the late John Paul Salapatek and the late Helen Scczensuiak Salapatek.
Mr. Salapatek was a member of Messiah Baptist Church and enjoyed playing golf.
Survivors include two brothers, Frank Salapatek and Mike Salapatek both of Chicago, Ill.; and a number of nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by two brothers and one sister.
A memorial service will be held at 3 p.m. on Friday, July 19, 2013 in the Graham Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Ricky West officiating.
The family will receive friends following the service.
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).

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