Obituaries, July 6, 2013

  • Saturday, July 6, 2013

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 will be held at 1 p.m. on Monday, July 1, 2013 at First Baptist Church with Dr. Ted Sherrill officiating.
The family will receive 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 is 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 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 will be held at 4 p.m. on Sunday, July 7, 2013 at Saints Delight Pentecostal Holiness Church.
Burial will follow in the Suttons United Methodist Church Cemetery.
The family will receive 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 B. Williams

Funeral services for Ellen Brandon Williams, 85 of Kershaw, S.C. will be held at 3 p.m. on Saturday, July 6, 2013 in Baker Conference Center, 105 N. Minor St., Kershaw.
Burial will follow in the Kershaw City Cemetery. Rev. Bryant D. Fersner will officiate.
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, 3 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 will receive 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) is in charge of arrangements.

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