Obituaries, March 13, 2013

  • Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Victoria Gamble

Victoria Gamble, known as Vickie, age 57, of the Oatland Community of Georgetown, S.C. died on Thursday, March 7, 2013 at her residence.
Ms. Gamble is the daughter of the late Oliver Gamble Sr. and the late Victoria Lawhorn Gamble of the Oatland Community.
Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, March 13, 2013 at Mt. Sinai Missionary Baptist Church in the Browns Ferry Section of Georgetown where Rev. Justin Gamble, pastor, will be officiating.
Burial will follow in the church cemetery.
The remains will lie in state in the sanctuary of the church from 11 a.m. until the hour of service.
Viewing was held from 3 to 5 p.m. on Tuesday, March 12, 2013 at Linen-Knox Funeral Home in Georgetown.
Survivors include her six sisters, Lou Della Geathers, Elnora Gamble, and Janice Gamble, all of the Oatland Community, Deaconess Elizabeth Johnson of the Browns Ferry Community, Dr. Beatrice G. Franklin of Blythewood, S.C. and Karen Gamble of Columbia, S.C.; four brothers, Samuel Gamble, Deacon Harold Gamble, Ezekiel Gamble, and Joseph Gamble, all of the Oatland Community; and a host of nieces, nephews, and many other relatives and friends.
Funeral arrangements are entrusted to Linen-Knox Funeral Home.

Eddie Gibson

Waynesville, N.C. Liston Edwin “Eddie” Gibson, age 72, passed away Friday, March 8, 2013 at his residence.
He was a native of Georgetown, S.C. and had lived in Haywood County since 1976.  
Mr. Gibson was the son of the late Bennett Elijah and Edna Elliott Gibson and was also preceded in death by a son Rodney Edwin Gibson.
By trade, he was a carpenter and was known as a “jack of all tradesman.”  
His passion though was helping others and those in need.  
To fuel his passion, Mr. Gibson was sent by his church, Francis Cove UMC as a missionary to Bolivia as part of a Native American team to work with Bolivian orphanages for 10 consecutive years.  
Throughout those 10 years, he saw many medical clinics built for the Bolivian people.
The Bolivian people came to love Mr. Gibson as part of their family.  Eddie will be remembered for his love of family and friends and his service to others and those in need.
He is survived by his wife of 50 years, Kay Smoak Gibson; two sons, Darrell Gibson and his wife Angela of Georgetown, and Timothy Gibson of Canton, N.C.; two sisters, Edna Mae Yates of Georgetown, and Wilma Reeves and her husband Bobby of Andrews, S.C.; one brother, Laverne Gibson and his wife Sue of Georgetown; five grandchildren, Kaitlin, Stephen, Justin and Michaelyn Gibson and Elijah Gibson; beloved in-laws; many nieces and nephews; and a host of special friends.
The memorial service was held at 2 p.m. on Monday, March 11, 2013 in the Waynesville Chapel of Wells Funeral Home with Reverend Terry Rowland officiating.  
The family received friends from 12:30 to 1:45 p.m. prior to the service at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Prospect UMC, P.O. Box 384, Pembroke, NC 28372.  
Make checks payable to Prospect UMC, memo line: Bolivia Orphanage Fund.
An on-line memorial register is available at “Obituaries” at www.wellsfuneralhome.com.

George Hoag III

George Henry Hoag III, 70, husband of Mary Ellen Jones, passed away Saturday, March 9, 2013 at Tidelands Community Hospice House.
Born on June 11, 1942, in Bridgeport, Conn., he was a son of the late George Henry Hoag II and the late Yolanda Gatti Hoag. Mr. Hoag was a member of First Baptist Church and the American Legion Post 178. He was a U.S. Army veteran and enjoyed working in the yard, fishing and was a loving father, husband and brother.
Survivors include his wife of Pawleys Island; one son, George Christopher Hoag of Naugatuck, Conn.; two daughters, Alexandria Fair (Jeff) and Nicole English (Patrick) all of Shelton, Conn.; two step children, Mark Fowler (Courtney) of Hampstead, N.C. and Tennille Jones (Timothy) of Loris, S.C.; seven grandchildren, Kylie, Jeffery, Luke, Tommy, Colin, Kendall and Emma Kate; one sister, Rebecca Hammill (Buddy) of Boca Raton, Fla.; four nieces; and one nephew.
He was preceded in death by a brother, Bobby Hoag.
A memorial service will be held at 3 p.m. on Wednesday, March 13, 2013 at First Baptist Church with the Rev. Ted Sherrill officiating.
The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service in the church parlor.
Memorials may be made to Tidelands Community Hospice House, 2591 N. Fraser St. , Georgetown, SC 29440.
Graham Funeral Home of Georgetown is in charge of the arrangements (www.grahamfuneralhome.org).

Sulla Mae Nesmith

Sulla Mae Nesmith, age 81, of Nesmith, S.C. died Wednesday, March 6, 2013, at her home after an accident.
Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. on Thursday, March 14, 2013 at St. John AME Church in Nesmith.
Interment will follow in the Snow Cemetery.
Nesmith~Pinckney Funeral Home Inc. in charge of arrangements.

Lucille Smoak
Maggie Valley, N.C. Lucille Connelly Smoak, age 90, of Maggie Vallie, N.C. passed away on Monday, March 11, 2013.
A native of Georgetown County, S.C., she had resided in Haywood County since 1968.  
She was the daughter of the late Hugene and Florence Mae Reeves Connelly.  
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Hubert Wilbur Smoak, who died in 1993; four sisters, Justine Barnes, Minnie Richardson, Janie Elliott, Lula Mae Gainey; two brothers, Lewis and Thomas Connelly; and a grandson, Rodney Gibson.  
Lucille was a member of Maggie Valley First Baptist Church where she was a teacher for the Bethany Women’s Class for many years.
She also enjoyed her phone ministry and checking on church shut-ins.  
In the last years of her life, Lucille resided at the home of her youngest daughter, Deane, where she was lovingly cared for by her family before going home to be with the Lord.
She is survived by six daughters, Gail Dick (Odie) of Maggie Valley, N.C., Judy Newton (John) of Andrews, S.C.,  Kay Gibson of Waynesville, N.C., Annette Denton of Lancaster, S.C., Sarah Shuford (Leslie) and Deane Smoak, both of Clyde, N.C.; one son, Alan Smoak Sr. (Veiva) of Georgetown; 16 grandchildren; 35 great-grandchildren; and 10 great-great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, March 13, 2013 at First Baptist Church of Maggie Valley with Reverend Ricky Mason officiating.  
Burial will follow at Green Hill Cemetery with her grandsons serving as pallbearers.
The family will receive friends from 12:30 until 1:45 p.m. prior to the service at the church.
Memorials may be made to First Baptist Church of Maggie Valley 3634 Soco Road, Maggie Valley, NC 28751 c/o Gideon’s Bibles or Annie Armstrong Easter offering.
Wells Funeral Homes & Cremation Services of Waynesville is in charge of arrangements.  
An on-line memorial register is available at “Obituaries” at www.wellsfuneralhome.com.

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