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Obituaries, March 22, 2013

  • Thursday, March 21, 2013

  • Updated Monday, September 23, 2013 10:54 am

Helen and James Maynard

Helen Betts Maynard, age 90, of Murfreesboro, Tenn. died Tuesday, February 12, 2013.  
She was born on March 1, 1922 in Raleigh, N.C. to the late Dwight Fairfax and Dessie Moore Wellons Betts.  
She was also preceded in death by her husband, James Thomas Maynard.
Mrs. Maynard was a 1942 graduate of Meredith College with a BS Degree in History.  
She taught elementary school and Sunday school in Raleigh, N.C. and served as editor of the social column for Greensboro Daily News during World War II.  
She and her husband moved to Georgetown in 1950, where they became members of Prince George Winyah Episcopal Church (circa 1730) in 1950.  
She was president of the Women of the Church Auxiliary, an active participant in the Annual Prince George Plantation Tours, and taught Sunday School.  
From 1968 until 2001, Mrs. Maynard and her husband owned and operated Hopsewee Plantation, birthplace of Thomas Lynch Jr., signer of the Declaration of Independence, and preserved the integrity of the house and grounds, which was opened to the public as a house museum in 1970.
James Thomas Maynard, age 89, of Murfreesboro died Monday, August 31, 2009.  
He was born February 16, 1920 in Williamsburg, Va. to the late Edward Walker and Cassie Cooke Sheppard Maynard II.
Mr. Maynard graduated from Fort Union Military Academy in Virginia in 1938 and N.C. State in 1943 with a BS Degree in Forestry.  
He served his country in the 82nd Airborne from 1944 until 1946 operating in the European Theater and was awarded the Bronze Star Medal for his Meritorious Service in the Battle of the Bulge.  
He also served in Holland, the Ardennes, and Germany.  
He left the service as a captain. He served as manager with Ingram Lumber Company before his retirement.  
Mr. Maynard was a member of the Winyah Indigo Society. He was a member of the Prince George Episcopal Church, Winyah Parish for 59 years and served as senior warden, junior warden, and vestryman.
They are survived by their children, James Barry Maynard (Emmaly) of Cincinnati, Ohio, Cassie Cooke Smith (Baydon) of Concord, N.C., and Betts Maynard Harrelson Barbier Nixon (Roy) of Murfreesboro; seven grandchildren, James Thomas Maynard and Elise Ivy Maynard (Stephen Whitson), all of Portland, Ore., Emmaly Smith Rogalski (Kyle) of San Diego, Calif., Benjamin Barton Smith of Concord, N.C., Helen Grace Smith of Raleigh, N.C., and Collins Maynard Harrelson (Tracy) and Wellons Betts Harrelson, all of Murfreesboro; and two great-grandchildren, Lillian Grace Rogalski of San Diego, Calif. and Ethan James Harrelson of Murfreesboro.
A joint memorial service for Helen B. and James T. Maynard will be held at the Prince George Winyah Episcopal Church in Georgetown, S.C. on Saturday, March 30, 2013 at 3 p.m. with interment following in Prince George Church Cemetery adjacent to the church.  
The family asks that memorial contributions be made to the Prince George Winyah Episcopal Church Preservation Fund, P.O. Box 624, Georgetown, SC 29442, which was an especially important fund to the Maynards.  
Condolences may be sent to Betts Maynard Nixon, 1547 Kensington Dr., Murfreesboro, TN 37130, Cassie Maynard Smith, 168 Louise Dr., SE, Concord, NC 28025 or Barry Maynard, 183 Lafayette Circle, Cincinnati, OH 45220.
Following the service, a reception will be hosted by Frank and Raejean Beattie at 4 p.m. at Hopsewee Plantation, in honor of James Thomas and Helen Betts Maynard. Friends and family are invited to attend.

Gary Ray

Gary Dewaine Ray, 52, passed away on Wednesday, March 20, 2013.
Born on September 12, 1960, in Georgetown, he was a son of Elizabeth Ann “Betty” Tompkins Ray and the late William Elbert Ray Sr.
Mr. Ray was a member of Graves Station Southern Baptist Church. He was an avid outdoorsman and especially enjoyed fishing.
Survivors include his mother of Georgetown; three daughters, Crystal Ray-McKenzie of Murrells Inlet, S.C., Ashley Ray-McKenzie of Murrells Inlet and Katie Ray of Georgetown; two grandchildren, Sophia Throckmorton and Landon McKenzie; two brothers, Edward “Shakey” Madden (Cherrie) of Hemingway, S.C. and Alan Ray (Hilda) of Georgetown; two sisters, Julie Flegel of Georgetown and Sheila Locklair (Johnny) of Georgetown; and a number of aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and other special family members.
He was preceded in death by his father, William Elbert Ray; and two brothers, Joey Ray and Billy Ray.
A graveside service will be held at 3 p.m. on Saturday, March 23, 2013 in the Piney Forest Cemetery with Mr. Mike Goude officiating.
The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. on Friday, March 22, 2013 at Graham Funeral Home.
Memorials may be made to Georgetown County Alcohol and Drug Abuse Commission, 1503 Winyah St. Georgetown, SC 29440.
Graham Funeral Home of Georgetown is in charge of the arrangements (www.grahamfuneralhome.org).

Nicholas Catoe-Walton

Nicholas Gage Catoe-Walton, 22, passed away on Tuesday, March 19, 2013.
Born on January 11, 1991 in Myrtle Beach, S.C. he was a son of Kyle Eric Kay Walton and Sherry Renee Catoe Walton. He was a member of Victory Christian Fellowship.
Survivors include his mother and father of Georgetown, S.C.; one sister, Andrea Kaitlyn Walton of Georgetown; one brother, Eric Braxton Walton of Georgetown; one nephew, Thomas Cole Walton of Georgetown; maternal grandparents, David and Darlene Helms of Georgetown; paternal grandparents, Kay Roger and Janice Walton of Georgetown; maternal great grandmother, Constance Helms of Lake Wales, Fla.; one aunt, Kim Vahle (Gene) of Quincy, Ill.; and four uncles, Jeff Catoe (April) of Lancaster, S.C., Kip Walton (Soona) of Waynesboro, Pa. and Kevin Walton of MaComb, Ill.
He was preceded in death by an uncle, Kerry Walton.
A memorial service will be held at 5 p.m. on Sunday, March 24, 2013 at Victory Christian Fellowship with the Rev. Rod Reid officiating. Inurnment will be private.
The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the church.
Graham Funeral Home of Georgetown is in charge of the arrangements (www.grahamfuneralhome.org).


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