Obituaries, May 1, 2013

  • Tuesday, April 30, 2013


Martha “Bay” Wilson-Junior, age 77, of Bronx, N.Y.


James Castleman

James N. Castleman, age 84, of Pawleys Island, S.C., and formerly of Wyandotte, Mich., died in his home on April 25, 2013.
Born on December 28, 1928 in Brownsboro, Ala. to the late David Castleman and Elsie Walker Shadrick, Jim moved to Michigan at a young age.
He attended River Rouge High School, Michigan State Normal College (EMU) and the University of Michigan, earning degrees in education and business.
Jim worked for Wyandotte public schools from 1954-1987, first as a high school business teacher and later as the district business manager.
A devoted husband, father, and grandfather, Jim's most treasured memories were of his family. He especially loved the time spent at the Michigan cottage on Lakeville Lake.
Always driven to serve the Detroit area community, Jim served for over 30 years on advisory boards of the Downriver Salvation Army, Metropolitan Salvation Army, and the Downriver YMCA.
He was also a member of the Downriver Kiwanis Club.
Jim's first priority was to serve his Lord Jesus Christ, striving to do so in all aspects of his life. Active in church, Jim served as a deacon most recently at First Baptist of Georgetown and Beacon Baptist (Taylor, MI). Jim was also a long time member of Gideons International, first in Downriver Detroit and later in Georgetown.
A natural athlete, Jim played high school basketball and football.
He was a passionate University of Michigan sports fan.
Jim was preceded in death by his first wife, Barbara Ann Wilson and son, Jonathan Mark. He was also preceded in death by his brother, William Gene Castleman.
He is survived by his wife, Ada (Traylor), with whom he would have celebrated 50 years of marriage this August. Jim is also survived by three children, James D. Castleman (Kim Richter); Susan E. Castleman (Rick Hazey); and William N. Castleman; six grandchildren, David, Daniel, Thomas, Amanda, Ryann, and Regan; three step-grandchildren, Brian, Joseph, and Kelly; two sisters, Barbara Marie (Don Sheridan) and Cindy Castleman; sister-in-law, Edna Castleman; and many nieces & nephews.
Heartfelt thanks to the special people at Heartland Hospice Services of Conway, SC.
Visitation was held from 5 to 8 p.m. on Sunday, April 28, 2013 at the Graham Funeral Home in Georgetown.
The funeral was held at 11 a.m. on Monday, April 29, at First Baptist Church of Georgetown, with burial following at Elmwood Cemetery.
A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. on Friday, May 3, at Beacon Baptist Church in Taylor, Mich.
The family asks that donations in Jim's memory please be made to Gideons International, P.O. Box 1493, Georgetown, SC 29442, or First Baptist Church, 219 Cleland St., Georgetown, SC 29440.
Graham Funeral Home of Georgetown is in charge of the arrangements (www.grahamfuneralhome.org).

Elizabeth Cleveland

Elizabeth McDonald Cleveland, 98, of Cleveland, S.C., widow of John B. Cleveland, passed away on Saturday, April 27, 2013.
Born in Chester, S.C., she was the daughter of the late William Stormant McDonald Jr. and Faye Walsh McDonald.
Mrs. Cleveland was a graduate of Furman University and a member of Christ Church Episcopal.
“Aunt Lib” is survived by four nieces, Virginia C. Walker and husband, Bryan, of Columbia, Elizabeth Livingston of Columbia, S.C., Margaret M. Elliott and husband, Paul, of Georgetown, and Nancy M. Hardee, also of Georgetown; and four nephews, John B. Cleveland II and wife, Julie, of Easley, S.C., James H. Cleveland, III and wife, Jayne, of Greenville, Thomas C. Livingston of New Bern, N.C., and William S. McDonald of Georgetown.
She is also survived by numerous great nieces and nephews.
A graveside service will be held on Wednesday, May 1, 2013 at 11 a.m. in the Cleveland Family Cemetery located in Marietta.
Memorials may be made to Christ Church Episcopal, 10 N. Church St., Greenville, SC 29601; or Cleveland First Baptist Church, 5 Church Rd., Cleveland, SC 29635.
The family wishes to extend special thanks to the staff at Homewood Residence in Greenville.
Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.thomasmcafee.com.
Thomas McAfee Funeral Home, Downtown, in Greenville, S.C. is in charge of arrangements.

Rev. John Goins Sr.

Rev. John Edward Goins Sr., 84, husband of Betty Jean Webber Goins, passed away Saturday, April 27, 2013 at the Medical University of South Carolina Hospital in Charleston, S.C.
Born on February 23, 1929, in Georgetown County, he was a son of the late Fred M. Goins and the late Annie Mitchum Goins.
Rev. Goins was the pastor at Grace Temple Revival Center.
Aside from his love for the Lord, church and family, he enjoyed ministering to people, farming, playing the guitar and singing.
Rev. Goins retired from International Paper Company after 39 years of service.
Survivors include his wife of Georgetown; three children, John E. Goins Jr. (Melanie) of Georgetown, Terry L. Goins of Dallas, Texas and Curtis W. Goins (Rose) of Garden City; nine grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; one daughter-in-law, Peggy Goins of Georgetown; one son-in-law, Paul Winn of Moncks Corner; and a number of nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by two children, Karen Lisa Goins Winn and Douglas Wayne Goins; five brothers, Reuben Goins, Horace Goins, David Goins, Clifton Goins and Fred Goins; and four sisters, Verdie Small, Inez Lambert, Corrine Lambert and Mary Eaddy.
Funeral services were held at 3 p.m. on Tuesday, April 30, 2013 in the Graham Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Aldon Johnson officiating.
Burial followed in the Pennyroyal Memorial Gardens.
The family received friends from 6 to 8 p.m. on Monday at Graham Funeral Home.
Flowers are accepted and memorials may be made to Grace Temple Revival Center, 27 Bluebird St., Georgetown, SC 29440.
Graham Funeral Home of Georgetown is in charge of the arrangements (www.grahamfuneralhome.org).

Linda Haynes

Linda Haynes, age 63, died on Thursday April 25, 2013 at Tidelands Hospice House in Georgetown, S.C.
Funeral services for Ms. Haynes will be held on Wednesday, May 1, 2013 at Hopewell Baptist Church, conducted by Rev. Elder B Holmes.
Burial will follow in Arnett A.M.E. Church Cemetery.
Mrs. Haynes was born on January 20, 1950 to the marital union of Mr. Isaac Haynes and Mrs. Gertha Fraiser Haynes (both deceased).
She received her education in the public schools of Georgetown County and was a graduate of Choppee High-school.  
After graduating she relocated to Connecticut where she was employed at Pratt-Whitney Aircraft and the Bayer Company respectively.
Mrs. Haynes is survived by two sons, Rodney Haynes, Plainville, Conn., and Mr. Marvin Haynes, Meriden, Conn.; three grandchildren, Kendra Allen, Augusta, Ga., Dasai Bethea Haynes, Raleigh, N.C., and Madison Haynes, Plainville, Conn.; six brothers, Isaac Haynes Jr. and Matthew Haynes, both of New Haven, Conn., Elijah Haynes, West Haven, Conn., Bobby Haynes of Hemingway, S.C., James Haynes Georgetown, S.C. and Peter Haynes of Murrells Inlet; and four sisters, Ms. Shirley Haynes, Elizabeth Haynes, and Rosa Haynes, all of Georgetown, and Mrs. Mary Green, Nichols, S.C.

Edward McLeod III

Edward Ernest McLeod III, 70, husband of Betty Bassett McLeod, passed away on Monday, April 29, 2013 at Georgetown Memorial Hospital.
Born on October 9, 1942, in Georgetown, he was a son of the late Edward Ernest McLeod Jr. and the late Margaret Mallard McLeod.
Mr. McLeod was a member of Lakewood Baptist Church and the CD Parsons Sunday School Class.
He was a graduate of Winyah High School and Trident Technical College.
Mr. McLeod was a U.S. Air Force veteran and retired from CSX Railroad after 36 years of service.
He was a Mason with the Indiantown Masonic Lodge #165 and a member of the Scottish Rite.
Mr. McLeod was also a Shriner and a member of the Omar Shriners, Waccamaw Shrine Club, the G&W Shrine Club, Omar Jailbirds of Hemingway and the Omar Roadrunners, a transportation unit to Shriner’s Hospital for Children.
Survivors include his wife of 50 years, Betty Bassett McLeod of Georgetown; a daughter, Paige McLeod Fuhrer (Tim) of Liberty; two grandchildren, Luke McLeod Fuhrer and William Charles Fuhrer, both of Liberty; a sister, Joan Gause (Smtih) of North Myrtle Beach; a brother, John McLeod (Audrey) of Georgetown; father-in-law, James Bassett of Georgetown; special sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Paul and Jeanette Duncan of Georgetown; and a number of nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. on Thursday, May 2, 2013 at Lakewood Baptist Church with Rev. Larry Deeter officiating.
Burial will follow in Pennyroyal Memorial Gardens.
The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday at Graham Funeral Home.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Lakewood Baptist Church, 171 Lakewood Ave., Georgetown, SC 29440 or to the Shriner’s Hospital for Children, 950 W. Faris Rd., Greenville, SC 29605
Graham Funeral Home of Georgetown is in charge of the arrangements (www.grahamfuneralhome.org).

Felton Powell

Felton Murriel Powell, 59, of Hemingway, S.C. passed away on Monday, April 29, 2013 in a Georgetown hospital after a sudden illness.
Mr. Powell was born in Hemingway, a son of the late Felton Powell and Joyce Cox Parker.
He was a farmer, a member of Center Baptist Church, Building and Grounds Committee Chairman, and was an avid hunter and fisherman.
Surviving are his wife, Jolla Carter Powell; son, Matthew (Chasity) Powell; daughter and fiancé, Elizabeth J. Powell and Robby Dunaway; grandchildren, Tabbitha Powell and Johnathan “Bubba” Powell; brothers, Alroy Bert (Karen) Powell, Larry (Sharon) Powell, and Keith (Nanette) Powell; uncles, Lonnie Wayne (Margie) Cox and Ronald (Bonnie) Cox; and many nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held at 4 p.m. on Wednesday, May 1, 2013, in Center Baptist Church.
Burial, directed by Morris Funeral Home of Hemingway, will be in the Pine Bluff Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to Center Baptist Church Youth Fund, 2602 Schoolhouse Dr., Hemingway, SC 29554
Please sign the guestbook at www.morris-funeralhome.com.

Jennie Saussy

Jennie Parker Saussy, 90, of Georgetown, S.C. passed away on Thursday, April 25, 2013, at home.
Jennie was born in Sumter, S.C. to the late Jennie Scarborough Parker and Thornwell Hay Parker.  
She attended the University of South Carolina, studied classical piano in Washington, D.C., and later in life received a Master’s in Interdisciplinary Studies from Coastal Carolina University.
Jennie was married to George Stone Saussy Jr. for 62 years.  
They married in Ben Franklin’s Christ Church, Philadelphia, Pa. where George was attending the Marine Officers Basic School.  Jennie spent the war years working as a laboratory technician at Columbia and Conway Hospitals.  
Jennie was active with the Georgetown County Mental Health Association and the establishment of Hospice Care in the area, a cause that she benefited from herself during the past year.  
She especially wanted to be remembered for being the organist for the old church of All Saints, Waccamaw, Episcopal Church, which is where her remains will be interred with those of her husband, who died in 2005.
She is survived by her two sons, George Stone “Pete” Saussy III of Pawleys Island and Thornwell Parker “Thorny” Saussy of Georgetown.  
In addition to her husband and parents, Jennie was predeceased by one sister, Camilla Parker Finch; and two brothers, Theodore Parker and Eli Parker.
Graveside memorial services will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday morning, May 4, 2013, at All Saints Cemetery in Pawleys Island.  
Officiating will be the Rev. Matthew C. Schneider.
Sign a guestbook at: www.mayerfuneralhome.com.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to any hospice or to Family Justice Center, P.O. Box 366, Georgetown, SC 29442.
The Georgetown Chapel of Mayer Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Allen Simmons

Allen Simmons, age 87, died on Thursday, April 25, 2013 at his residence.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. on Wednesday at Soul Saving Station, conducted by Bishop Samuel Watkins.
Burial will follow in Morning Glory Cemetery. The remains will lie in state on Wednesday in the sanctuary of the church from noon until the hour of service.
Mr. Simmons was born on September 25, 1925 to the marital union of Mr. Isaac Simmons and Mrs. Sarah McCray Simmons (both deceased).
Mr. Simmons was a retiree of International Paper Company.
He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Constance Mae Simmons; three sons, Mr. Allen Simmons Jr. and Mr. Isaiah Simmons, both of Georgetown, and Mr. Charles Simmons of Virginia Beach, Va.; five daughters, Mrs. Donna Simmons Wilson, and Ms. Doris Simmons, both of Georgetown, Mrs. Genetha Jeffery of Norfolk, Va., Mrs. Hilda Simmons of Chicago Ill., and Mrs. Renee Murray of Charleston, S.C.; four brothers, Mr. Alexander Simmons of Louisville, Ky., Mr. Peter McPherson of Pawleys Island, S.C., Mr. Cornelius McPherson of Fairmount, N.C., and Mr. Theodore McPherson of Baltimore, Md.
Funeral arrangements were entrusted to Wilds Funeral Home.

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