Obituaries, June 21, 2013

  • Thursday, June 20, 2013


Bertha McCray, age 58, of Bradenton Fla.
Vander McCray, age 86, of Hemingway, S.C.


Don Bannister

Don Keith Bannister, age 64, of Andrews died Wednesday, June 19, 2013, at Williamsburg Regional Hospital in Kingstree.
Mr. Bannister was born in Charleston on June 22, 1948, a son of James Watson Bannister and the late Lucille Charlotte Dillonkoffer Bannister.  
He grew up in Charleston, S.C. and retired from Georgetown Steel Corp. after over 30 years of employment.  
Mr. Bannister was active with the Boy Scouts for many years.  
He enjoyed projects for his home and was happiest when he was with his children, family, and church.
Surviving are his wife, Eileen Overton Bannister of Andrews; a son, Thomas Bannister (Hope) of Myrtle Beach; four daughters, Anne Melson (Nicholas) of South Bend, Ind., and Laura Bannister, Katherine Bannister, and Elizabeth Bannister, all of Columbia, S.C.; his father of Charleston; a sister, Cindy Hill (Tom) of Charleston; and six grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. on Friday afternoon, June 21, 2013, at the Andrews Chapel of Mayer Funeral Home.  
Officiating will be Travis Hughey. Burial will be private.
Sign a guestbook at: www.mayerfuneralhome.com.
The family will receive friends from noon to 2 p.m. at the funeral home prior to the service on Friday.

Juanita Carr

Juanita Carr, age 82, of Myrtle Beach, S.C. died on June 17, 2013 at Myrtle Beach Estates in Myrtle Beach.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, June 22, 2013 at Gordon Chapel A.M.E. Church, conducted by the Rev. William C. Ervin.  
Burial will follow in Gordon Chapel A.M.E. church cemetery.
Visitation will take place on Saturday from noon until time of service.
Mrs. Carr was born on December 6, 2013 to the marital union between Stetney Carr Sr. and Ellen Ponsette Carr (both deceased). Until her retirement she was employed with Met Life Insurance Company.
Survivors include one daughter, Donna Carr-Williams of Georgetown; a nephew reared as a son, Lafayette Carr of Murrells Inlet, S.C.; two brothers, Clarence Carr of Murrells Inlet, and Herman T. Carr of McBee S.C.; and one sister, Mrs. Rosalee Mazyck of Murrells Inlet.
Funeral arrangements are entrusted to Wilds Funeral Home.

Sophia Mitchum-Freeman

Sophia Monet Mitchum-Freeman, age 3, of Andrews, a divine gift and an earthly angel to many, received her eternal wings on Tuesday, June 18, 2013.
Miss Mitchum-Freeman was born the daughter of Leslee Donna Freeman and Edward Dee Mitchum Jr. on April 19, 2010.
She leaves behind her parents; a brother, Miikka Lee Mitchum-Freeman; maternal grandparents, Sharon Freeman and Donald Freeman; paternal grandparents, Edward and Cathy Mitchum; and a number of uncles, aunts and cousins.
Funeral services will be at 3 p.m. on Friday, June 21, 2013 at the Rhems Pentecostal Holiness Church.   
Miss Mitchum-Freeman will be laid to rest in the Antioch Cemetery, directed by the Andrews Chapel of McKenzie Funeral Home.
Visitation was from 6 to 8 p.m. on Thursday evening, June 20, 2013 in the sanctuary of Rhems PH Church.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Sophia Mitchum-Freeman Memorial Fund, C/O Rhems Pentecostal Holiness Church, 14229 Browns Ferry Rd, Georgetown, SC, 29440.
McKenzie Funeral Home is honored to serve the Freeman and Mitchum families.
Online condolences may be sent to McKenzieFH.com.

John Jordan

John William Jordan, 70, of Georgetown departed this life, Tuesday, June 18, 2013 at Prince George Healthcare.
Mr. Jordan was born the son of Andrew Watson Jordan and Cola Fenters Jordan on September 9, 1942 in Georgetown.  
He was a retired commercial fisherman and was a member of Fellowship With Jesus Ministries.
He leaves behind a daughter, Annie J. (Ronald) Newton; a grandson; two brothers, Joseph “Joe” Donald (Gloria) Jordan and Billy Jordan; and a sister, Katherine Jordan.
Graveside services will be held at 5:30 p.m. on Friday, June 21, 2013 at the North Hampton Church Cemetery.
Visitation was from 6 to 8 p.m. on Thursday evening, June 20, 2013 at the Georgetown Chapel.
McKenzie Funeral Home is honored to serve the Jordan Family.
Online condolences may be sent to McKenziechapels.com.

Frances McLaughlin

Frances A. McLaughlin, 74, of Georgetown, SC, formerly of the Bangor, Me. area, passed away unexpectedly on Sunday, June 16, 2013.
She was born to the late Leah Gould and Wilfred Crossman, and had graduated from Winterport High School, Class of 1957. She was happily married to the late Robert F. McLaughlin for 46 years.
Mrs. McLaughlin was a caring and compassionate person, a loving wife, mother, sister and friend to many. She enjoyed meeting new people every day and was a dedicated pet lover.
Throughout the years Fran worked in banking, accounting, baking, and as a teacher’s aide.
Mrs. McLaughlin was an active member of Duncan Memorial United Methodist Church in Georgetown, and volunteered for her church, Georgetown Memorial Hospital, the American Heart Association and the Salvation Army. She loved to knit, crochet, cook, solve puzzles, shop and volunteer her time.
She is survived by two children, Robert L. McLaughlin and Sheila Steinberg; four grandchildren: Tammy Teague, Tina Teague, Jacob Steinberg, and Jessica Steinberg; 5 siblings: Wilfred (Red) Crossman, Bernice (Bunny) Gendreau, Judith Dahl, Cheryl Vigneault, and Valerie McMillan; her sisters-in-law Marjorie Crossman, Sally Campbell, and Rose Stocker; her brothers-in-law, John Dahl, Robert Campbell, and Richard Stocker; and many nieces and nephews.
A memorial service will take place at 1 p.m. on Saturday, July 6, 2013 at Brookings Smith Funeral Home, 133 Center Street, Bangor, Me., with a graveside service immediately following.  
In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to: The American Cancer Society, One Bowdoin Mill Island, Suite 300, Topsham, ME 04086. To leave online condolences, please visit www.brookings-smith.com.
Local arrangements are in care of Bibber Memorial Chapel, Wells, where condolences may also be left by visiting www.bibberfuneral.com.

William McLean

William Brydon McLean, age 66, of Pawleys Island died Monday, June 17, 2013 at Waccamaw Community Hospital.
Born in Richmond, Va., he was a son of Mary Paige Brydon.  
Mr. McLean was a U.S. Navy veteran.  
He was a member of the Knight of Columbus, a member of Precious Blood of Christ Catholic Church and volunteered at Brookgreen Gardens.
Survivors include his sister, Patricia (John P, Sr.) Martin of Pawleys Island; a niece, Melony (Anthony) Surbeck of Brunswick, Ga.; nephews, Patrick (Sharon) Martin of Harrisburg, Pa. and John Martin Jr. of Bluffton, S.C.: and great nieces and nephews, Josh, Jason, Daniel, Courtney, Nathan, Katie, Gabby, Ellen and Kayla.
A memorial service will be held at 10 a.m. on Friday, June 21, 2013 at Precious Blood of Christ Catholic Church with Father David Nixon officiating.
An online guestbook is available at www.goldfinchfuneralhome.com/obituaries
Goldfinch Funeral Home, Beach Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

Joseph Miller

Joseph Miller, age 93, of the Plantersville section of Georgetown died on Thursday, June 13, 2013 at Georgetown Memorial Hospital.
Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. on Saturday, June 22, 2013 at St. Paul A.M.E. Church, conducted by the Rev. Ruben Smalls.
Burial will follow in St. Paul A.M.E. church cemetery.
Visitation will take place from 6 to 7 on Friday June 21, 2013 at Wilds Courtyard Chapel.
Mr. Miller was born on July 17, 1919 to the marital union between James Miller and Hester Louvenia Lancit Miller (both deceased).
Until his retirement he was employed with International Paper Company for 46 years.
Survivors include his children, Lois Ann Redmon of New York, N.Y., Joseph Miller Jr. of Hemingway, S.C., Henry J. Miller of Norfolk, Va., John E. Miller of the Pee Dee Community, Gloria D. Miller of the Bronx, N.Y., Ernestine C. Lawrence of McClellanville, S.C., Cornelius E. Nelson, Mr. Darnell L. Miller of St. Petersburg, Fla., and Mr. Alexander L. Miller of Georgetown.
Funeral arrangements are entrusted to Wilds Funeral Home.

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