Obituaries, July 8, 2013

  • Monday, July 8, 2013

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

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 will be held at 11 a.m. on Monday, July 8, 2013 at First Baptist Church with Dr. Ted Sherrill and Rev. Joe Young officiating.
Burial will follow 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 is 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.

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 will be held at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, July 9, 2013, at the Saints Delight Pentecostal Holiness Church.  
Interment will follow in the Holmes Cemetery directed by the Andrews Chapel of McKenzie Funeral Home.
Visitation will be 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 is honored to serve the Wilson family.  Online condolences may be sent to McKenziechapels.com.

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