Obituaries, March 29, 2013

  • Thursday, March 28, 2013


Olean S. White, age 85, of Pamplico, S.C.


Alan Altman

Alan Stacey Altman, age 55, loving husband and father of Pawleys Island, S.C., died Tuesday, March 26, 2013 at his residence.
Born in Beufort, S.C., he was a son of Robert Linwood and Nancy Stacey Altman.
He was a graduate of Winyah High School in 1975 and a graduate of Furman University with a political science degree which he obtained in 1979.  
Mr. Altman achieved Eagle Scout with the Boy Scouts of America at age 13.   
He was the broker in charge of Pawleys Island Realty and The Georgetown Agency. He was co-owner of Pawleys Island Enterprises; and the owner of Pawleys/Litchfield Services.
Mr. Altman received the Realtor Image Award in May of 1999.
He was a member of Pawleys Island Accommodations Tax Committee; and vice chairman of Pawleys Island Chapel Board of Trustees.
Mr. Altman was always active in his community.  
His past involvement in numerous organizations include president, Georgetown County Board of Visitors; State Director, S.C. Association of Realtors; RPAC chairman, S.C. Association of Realtors, Equal Opportunity Committee; a member of the Blue Ribbon Committee to Review State Coastal Regulations; a member of the Board of Directors, Pawleys Island Montessori Day School; president, Waccamaw Neck Lions Club; a member of the Bunnelle Foundation Board; president of Winyah Indigo Society; member of the Board of Directors, Waccamaw Neck Civic Association; and member of the Board of Directors on Kids Voting.  
Mr. Altman was proudly recognized by the U.S. Senate as a man who devoted his life to his family, his community and his church for many years.
He demonstrated enthusiasm, strength of character, and a diligent work ethic.
His dedication to his community and family served as an inspiration to everyone.  
Mr. Altman received a Lifetime Leadership Award from the Georgetown County Chamber of Commerce in 2012.
He was also awarded the Order of the Silver Crescent which is South Carolina’s highest community service award.
Surviving in addition to his parents of Pawleys Island are his wife, Betsy Walker Altman; two daughters, Sarah Emily and Casey Elizabeth Altman; a son, Alex Linwood Altman; two sisters, Nancy Altman (Randy Harris) and Ann Morris (Chet); nephews, Jake and Dean Harris; and nieces, Stacey and Gracie Morris.
A funeral service will be held at 3 p.m. on Friday, March 29, 2013 at Pawleys Island Community Church with Rev. Harold Lewis and Rev. Toombs Kay officiating.  
A private burial will follow at Elmwood Cemetery for family and close friends.  
The family received friends from 5 to 7 p.m. on Thursday, March 28, 2013 at Goldfinch Funeral Home, Beach Chapel.
An online guestbook is available at www.goldfinchfuneralhome.com/obituaries.
Memorial contributions may be made to Pawleys Island Chapel, P.O. Box 304 Pawleys Island, SC 29585 or to the Boy Scouts of America, 1025 Sam Rittenburg Blvd. Charleston, SC 29407.
Goldfinch Funeral Home, Beach Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

John Barr Jr.

John “Bumpy” Barr Jr., age 78 of Hemingway, S.C., died Sat. March 23, 2013, at Williamsburg Memorial Hospital after an illness.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. on Thursday, March 28, 2013 at Greater St. Paul Church in Johnsonville, S.C.
Interment followed in the St. Paul Cemetery. Nesmith~Pinckney Funeral Home Inc. was in charge of arrangements.

Esther Beck

Esther Manigault Beck died on March 24, 2013 in Georgetown, SC.  Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. on Friday, March 29, 2013 at Bethel A.M.E. Church with burial following at the church’s cemetery.  
Visitation took place on Thursday from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Wilds Courtyard Chapel and the remains will lie in state in the sanctuary of the church on Friday from noon until the time of service.
Mrs. Beck was born in Charleston, S.C., the youngest of three daughters from the marital union between Lucius Manigault and Mrs. Ella Hutchinson Manigault.
Her early and secondary education was received at Avery Institute of Charleston.  
She earned the bachelor of arts degree in elementary education from South Carolina State College, Orangeburg, S.C. and pursued further studies at Columbia University, New York, N.Y. and Howard University, Washington, D.C.
For a number of years, she taught elementary education and coached basketball at Avery.  
In the early 1950s, in her role as basketball coach, she met and later married Dr. C.J. Beck Sr. (now deceased).
Mrs. Beck was a charter member of Mu Phi Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, an auxiliary member of the Palmetto Medical, Dental and Pharmaceutical Association, a member of the Women’s Auxiliary of the National Medical Association, the Athenians Social Club, the Orilla Rice Missionary Society and the Kitchen Angels Club (the latter two, of Bethel Church).
Surviving are three sons, Dr. Cornelius J. Beck Jr. (and his wife, Juliana) of Pawleys Island, S.C., Dr. Mark Beck and Mr. Kurt Beck of Georgetown; two granddaughters, Miss Cornelia Beck, Columbia, S.C. and Miss Courtney Beck of Pawleys Island.
Funeral service arrangements are entrusted to Wilds Funeral Home, LLC.

David Lilly Sr.

David P. Lilly Sr., age 69, of Pawleys Island, S.C. died Wednesday, March 27, 2013, at his residence.
Born in Charleston, W.Va., Mr. Lilly was the son of the late Felix and Frances Lilly.
A devoted, husband, father and grandfather, Mr. Lilly graduated from West Virginia University in 1966 with a bachelor of science degree in mining engineering and received his MBA from the University of South Carolina in 1979.
Statistical analysis was his passion. A registered professional engineer, Mr. Lilly worked in the explosives industry for 44 years, where he was considered a “legend” in the industry.   
In 2010, Mr. Lilly retired from the Dyno Nobel.  
He enjoyed traveling with his family. He especially enjoyed his lecture trips to Oxford University in England.
Mr. Lilly was a member of Precious Blood of Christ Catholic Church, the Professional Engineers of South Carolina and the Society of Explosive Engineers.
Survivors include his loving wife of 19 years, Karen Lilly; his children, David P. Lilly Jr. and his wife Amy of North Carolina, Susan Whitlock and her husband Rob of Pennsylvania; Ann Moore and her husband Trent of Pawleys Island and Tom Sisk and his wife Karin of Wisconsin; grandchildren, Kate Lilly, David P. Lilly III, Taylor Whitlock, Morgan Whitlock, Logan Whitlock, Abigail Moore, Paul Moore, Emily Groves, Collin Groves and Cameron Groves.
A memorial mass will be held at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, April 2, 2013 at Precious Blood of Christ Catholic Church, with a repass following the service.
Fr. Pat Stenson will be the celebrant. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the church.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made to The ALS Association, Attn: South Carolina Chapter, 1023 Wappoo Road, S-A 19, Charleston, SC 29407 or to Hospice Care of South Carolina, 110 Dillon Dr., Spartanburg, SC  29307.
Sign an online guestbook at www.goldfinchfuneralhome.com/obituaries
Goldfinch Funeral Home, Litchfield-Pawleys Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

Lynn Rapley

Lynn T. Rapley, 66, of Andrews, S.C., the widow of Charles McConnell Rapley, went home to be with the Lord on Saturday morning, March 23, 2013 at Tidelands Hospice.
She was born the daughter of Robert Elton Teeter and Mary Louise Tisdale Teeter on Aug. 3, 1946 in Willimgton, N.C.   
She was retired from Georgetown Memorial Hospital and the owner of Bryant-Derrick Custom Picture Framing.
She leaves behind two sons, A. Derrick (Claudine) Rapley and Bryant S.  Rapley; five grandchildren, Casey Ward, Raelee Rapley, Chloe Rapley, Sean Rapley, and Cadence Rapley; and a daughter-in-law, Melissa E. Rapley.  
She also leaves behind a brother, Robert Elton “Bobby” (Theresa) Teeter Jr.
A Home Going Celebration will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, March 29, 2013 at the Spring Gully Baptist Church.  
Interment will follow in the Church Cemetery, directed by the Andrews Chapel of McKenzie Funeral Home.
Visitation was from 6 to 8 p.m. on Thursday evening, March 28, 2013, at the Andrews Chapel.
Memorials may be made to: Spring Gully Baptist Church – Building Fund, 2107 Camden Road, Andrews, SC  29510
McKenzie Funeral Home is honored to serve the Rapley family. Online condolences may be sent to McKenziechapels.com.

John Richardson

John Hardy Richardson, age 71, of Georgetown, S.C., the son of Richard “Dick” Richardson and Bertha McKenzie Richardson, went home to be with the Lord on Saturday, March 23, 2013 at his residence.
Mr. Richardson was born Oct. 12, 1941 in Kingstree. He was a retired employee of Osburn Construction and was a United States Marine veteran.
He leaves behind three children, Tracy (David) Shea, Amy (Albert) Buchanan, and John (Nichole) Richardson; and two grandchildren, Aaron Cauthen and Blaine Buchanan.  
He also leaves behind two sisters, Julia Witska and Leona Rector; a brother, Calvin (Nat) Richardson; three sister-in-laws, Mary Richardson, Doris Richardson and Carolyn Richardson; and a number of nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by his parents; four brothers, Daniel Richardson, Ronald Richardson, David Richardson, and Joe Richardson; a sister, Iva Lee Lambert; and a brother-in-law, Charles Rector.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. on Friday, March 29, 2013 at the Sampit United Methodist Church.  
Interment will follow in the church cemetery, directed by the Georgetown Chapel of McKenzie Funeral Home.
Visitation was from 6 to 8 p.m. on Thursday evening, March 28, 2013, at the Georgetown Chapel.
McKenzie Funeral Home is honored to serve the Richardson family. Online condolences may be sent to McKenziechapels.com.

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