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Obituaries, May 15, 2013

  • Tuesday, May 14, 2013

  • Updated Monday, September 23, 2013 11:11 am

Cynthia Baker

Cynthia “Cindy” Baker, age 63, died on Saturday, May 11, 2013 at Duke University Hospital.
Cindy was born in Columbia, S.C. to Margie Elizabeth Anderson and the late Henry W. Anderson.
She worked as a legal secretary for many years before becoming a homemaker.
“Nana” was especially proud of her grandchildren and enjoyed cooking for her friends and family.
She was a genuinely good person who was well liked by all. She will be missed by her friends and family.
In addition to her mother, she is survived by her husband of 34 years, Andy Baker; daughters, Kimberly Rippy and husband Terry of Burlington, N.C., and Jennifer Baker and Stephanie Vernon, both of Murrells Inlet; grandchildren Hannah Faith Rippy, Jackson Baker Rippy, John Dylan Shaw, Brayden Andrew Vernon, Mora Elizabeth Vernon, and Tyson Charles Thompson; son-in-law Matt Vernon of Murrells Inlet; and brother Barry Anderson and wife Cyndi of West Columbia, SC.
A funeral service was held at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, May 14, 2013 at Goldfinch Funeral Home Beach Chapel.
Burial followed at Hillcrest Cemetery.
Memorial donations may be made to the American Liver Foundation/SE 2250 N. Druid Hills Rd., Suite 285 Atlanta, GA 30329.
An online guestbook is available at www.goldfinchfuneralhome.com.
Goldfinch Funeral Home, Beach Chapel was in charge of the arrangements.

Margaret Cornell

Margaret E. Cornell (nee Carpenter), 84, died Monday, May 6 at York Hospital in York, Maine.
Born in Chester, Pennsylvania, Mrs. Peggy Cornell attended Goldey-Becom College in Wilmington, DE and worked as a secretary for Sun Oil.
Mrs. Cornell is survived by her husband of 64 years, Frederick, of South Berwick, Me., formerly of the Belle Isle community of Georgetown and Ridgefield, Conn.; two sons, Barry of Galveston, Texas and Eric (wife Karen) of Danville, N.H.; a daughter, Sherry of South Berwick, Me.; sisters-in-law, Dorothy Carpenter, Lois (husband Stan) Carter and Phyllis Mattera; grandchildren, Brian, Jonathan (wife Sarah), Madison and Kaitlyn Cornell; and an extensive family of cousins, nieces and nephews.
Mrs. Cornell was an avid NASCAR enthusiast and loyal fan of Dale Earnhardt Jr. Her favorite musical artist was Kenny Chesney.
A memorial service will be held later this summer at the William A. Carpenter Chapel, Masonic Village, Elizabethtown, Pa.
Arrangements provided by Lucas & Eaton Funeral Home, York, ME.
Donations may be made to the Masonic Village, Wm A. Carpenter Chapel, Elizabethtown, PA 17022

Lawrence Fox

Lawrence Robert “Larry” Fox, 69, of Georgetown passed away on Friday, May 10, 2013 at the Medical University of South Carolina Hospital.
Born on July 2, 1943, in Kingstree, he was the son of the late Percy Lawrence Fox and the late Inez Walcott Fox of West Point, Va. and Georgetown.
Mr. Fox was a member of First Baptist Church where he served as a deacon and was a member of the Lide Williams Sunday School Class.
He was a graduate of Winyah High School and The Citadel.
Mr. Fox was a veteran of the U.S. Navy and was a recipient of the South Carolina Order of the Silver Crescent, awarded for his exemplary performance and contribution to the community.
Mr. Fox was involved in numerous community activities and services to include the Georgetown Planning Commission, Lions Club, Service Over Self, American Legion, Salvation Army, Boys and Girls Club, Friends of the NRA and the Jamestowne Society.
Survivors include his wife of 46 years, Diane Ward Fox of Georgetown; a daughter, Suzanne Walcott Fox of Georgetown and fiancé Miles West; two sons, Lawrence Warren Fox and his wife Retta of Florence, S.C. and Brandon Douglas Fox and his wife Anna of Georgetown; two granddaughters, Jenna Marie Fox and Lilly Danielle Fox, both of Florence; mother-in-law Cynthia W. Douglas of Givhans Ferry, S.C.; two brothers-in-law, Richard A. Evans and his wife Judi of Plymouth, N.C. and Otis C. Ward III and his wife Ann of Moncks Corner; one nephew, Otis C. Ward IV of Givhans Ferry; three nieces, Reada Evans Sullivan and her husband Michael of Newport, R.I., Joanna W. Hughes and her husband Aaron of Goose Creek and Rachel Ward of Summerville, S.C.; a number of great nieces and nephews; six cousins including, Jack Feild and his wife Skip of Pawleys Island; “special” sisters, Jenny Kong and Annie and Susan Wong; and a K-9 companion, Ellie, City of Georgetown Emissary.
He was preceded in death by a sister, Reada Fox Evans.
Funeral services were held at 1 p.m. on Tuesday, May 14, 2013 at First Baptist Church with the Dr. Ted Sherrill officiating.
Burial followed in the Lebanon Cemetery in Effingham at 4 p.m.
The family received friends from 6 to 8 p.m. on Monday at First Baptist Church.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to First Baptist Church, 219 Cleland St. Georgetown, SC 29440, Georgetown Lions Club, P.O. Box 378 Georgetown, SC 29442 or to the Salvation Army, 2401 Anthuan Maybank Dr. Georgetown, SC 29440.
Graham Funeral Home of Georgetown was in charge of the arrangements (www.grahamfuneralhome.org).

Bobbie Jo Gore

Bobbie Jo Gore, age 42, of Georgetown, died May 9, 2013 at her residence.
She was born on September 3, 1970 in Baltimore, Md.  
Mrs. Gore was predeceased by her father, Philip E. Miller Sr.
Surviving are her husband, Danny Gore; son, James P. Gore and daughter, Samantha Jo Garland, both of Georgetown; two brothers, Philip E. Miller Jr. of Georgetown and Travis Alan Miller of York, Pa.; two sisters, Pam Todd of Georgetown and Janell Halsey of Westminster, Md.; mother, Sharon Troup Miller of Georgetown; and a step grandchild, Landon Thomas Gore of Georgetown.
She is also survived by two nieces and two nephews.
A Celebration of Life Service was held at 4 p.m. on Saturday, May 11, 2013 at the Gore residence, 117 Waxwing Road, Georgetown. Officiating was Rev. Billy Miles.
The family requests memorial donations be made to: Tidelands Hospice, 1139 N Fraser St., Georgetown, SC 29440.
Condolences may be made at: www.burroughsfh.com.
The Burroughs Funeral Home and Cremation Services of Murrells Inlet (843.651.1440) is in charge of arrangements.

Gwendolyn Jordan

Gwendolyn “Wendy” Stone Jordan, age 73, of Georgetown, beloved wife of John David Jordan, went home to be with the Lord Monday morning, May 13, 2013 at Tidelands Hospice.
Mrs. Jordan was born the daughter of Cedrey Rupert Stone and Annie Mae Poston Stone on July 28, 1939 in Florence.  
She was a dental assistant for over 50 years with Joseph & Joseph, PA.  
She was a member of the Georgetown First Assembly of God where she served in the Women’s Ministry and the Senior Adult Club.  
Mr. Jordan committed her life to acts of selfless giving for her family and her church family, and gave an unconditional love to earn her the distinguished title – Beloved Mother.
Wendy and John were married on September 24, 1955 and celebrated 57 years together.  
Their home was blessed with two children, Sheila J. (L.B.) Howell and Dianna J. “Penny” (Billy) Allen; three grandchildren, Necole (Hamilton) Neal, Brett (Joni) Howell, and Angela (John Michael) Morris; and three great-grandchildren, Ellie, Parker, and Ethan.  
She also leaves behind two brothers, Ralph R. (Martha) Stone, and James L. (Darlinda) Stone; and four sisters, Donnie Mae Coker, Patricia S. (Ray) Prosser, Sherry S. (Johnny) Baxley and Debbie S. (Mac) Turbeville.
She was predeceased by her parents.
A Going Home Celebration will be held at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, May 15, 2013 at the Georgetown First Assembly of God Church.  
Interment will follow in the Pennyroyal Memorial Gardens, directed by the Georgetown Chapel of McKenzie Funeral Home.
Visitation was from 6 to 8 p.m. on Tuesday evening, May 14, 2013 in the sanctuary of the Georgetown First Assembly of God Church.
Memorials may be made to Tidelands Hospice House, 2591 North Fraser Street, Georgetown, SC 29440.
McKenzie Funeral Home is honored to serve the Jordan family.  
Online condolences may be sent to McKenziechapels.com.

Margie Parker

Margie Ann Tanner Parker, 68, wife of Francis Marion Parker Sr., passed away peacefully on May 12, 2013 at her home.
Born on November 6, 1944, in Williamsburg County, she was a daughter of the late William Houston Tanner and the late Lillian Harrelson Tanner. Mrs. Parker was a member of Eastside Free Will Baptist Church of the Pentecostal Holiness Faith.
Survivors include her husband of Georgetown; three children, Lisa Ward (Dennis), Greg Parker (Alicia) and Marion Parker Jr., all of Georgetown; five grandchildren, Gregory Brandon Parker, Kayla Parker Mau, Francis Marion Parker III, Daniel Lane Parker and Sarah Jessica Parker; two brothers, Danny Tanner (Ann) and Eric Tanner (Paula); four sisters, Nancy Stone, Sharon Eaddy (Timothy), Eunice Watson and Novalene Roberds (Larry); and a number of nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by a sister, Vonita Coker; and a brother, Randy Tanner.
Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, May 15, 2013 at Eastside Free Will Baptist Church of the Pentecostal Holiness Faith.
Burial will follow in Pennyroyal Memorial Gardens.
The family will receive friends from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Wednesday at the church.
Graham Funeral Home of Georgetown is in charge of the arrangements.

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