Obituaries, May 22, 2013

  • Tuesday, May 21, 2013

John Bushnell

Funeral services for John Gywnn Bushnell will be held at 11 a.m. on Thursday, May 23, 2013 at Cumberland AME Church, conducted by Rev. Bernard Brown.  
Viewing will take place in the sanctuary of the church on Thursday from 9 a.m. until the time of service.
Burial will take place in the church cemetery.  
Mr. Bushnell died on Sunday, May 19, 2013 at Tidelands Community Hospice.  
He was born on Sept. 10, 1934 in North Carolina, a son of John and Ora Lea Gwynn Bushnell.
Surviving are his wife, Vera Bushnell; one son, Rev. Pontha McCants of Georgetown; two daughters, Veronica Bushnell of Columbia, S.C. and Valerie Brown of Charlotte, N.C.; two brothers, James Bushnell of Newport News, Va. and Mr. Lloyd Lee Bushnell of Reidsville, N.C.; and one sister, Mrs. Marion Nelford of Reidsville, N.C.
Arrangements are entrusted to Wilds Funeral Home of Georgetown.

Lucille Driggers

Lucille Cosper Driggers, 88, widow of John Steele Driggers (a World War II veteran), died on Tuesday, May 21, 2013 at Tidelands Community Hospice House.
Born on March 31, 1925, in Minden, La., she was a daughter of the late James Kitchen Cosper and the late Sarah Alice Davis Cosper.
Mrs. Driggers was a member of the Myrtle Beach Seventh Day Adventist Church and enjoyed baking candy and cakes and also enjoyed fishing.
 Survivors include six children, John “Jim” Driggers (Carmen) of Orange Park, Fla., Zola Driggers of Charleston, William “Bill” Driggers (Sherri) of Georgetown, Sheila Lawshe (Robby) of Georgetown, Alva Srour (Nadeen) of Redlands, Calif. and Sarah Parker (Donny) of Charleston; six grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and number of nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by a brother, Alton Cosper; and four sisters, Alva Driggers, Georgie Wrenn, Jimmy Wrenn and Louise Wise.
Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. on Thursday, May 23, 2013 in Elmwood Cemetery, with Pastor Tom Hughes officiating.   
The family will receive friends from 5 to 7 p.m. on Wednesday at Graham Funeral Home.
Flowers are accepted or 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).

Gordon Harrelson


Gordon Dennis Harrelson, 62, passed away on Monday, May 20, 2013 at Georgetown Memorial Hospital.
Born on June 7, 1950, in Georgetown, he was a son of the late Gordon Harrelson and the late Dorothy Bookhart Harrelson.
Mr. Harrelson attended Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church.
Survivors include three children, April H. Nelson (Brad) of Morehead City, N.C., Beverly H. Meetz (Jamie) of Columbia, S.C. and Gordon Harrelson II (Rachel) of Loganville, S.C.; nine grandchildren, Zachary Nelson, Caitlyn Nelson, Caroline Nelson, Timothy Meetz, Christian Meetz, Brandon Meetz, Ryan Meetz, Lillian Harrelson and Chase Harrelson; one sister, Karen H. Cox (Lee) of Georgetown; two brothers, Daniel E. Harrelson of North Port, Fla. and Mark A. Harrelson (Katie) of Georgetown; one aunt, Mary Lee Smith of Georgetown; and a number of nieces and nephews.
Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m. on Thursday, May 23, 2013 in Pennyroyal Memorial Gardens, with the Rev. Arden Hallman officiating.
The family will receive friends following the service at the graveside.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Graham Funeral Home, P.O. Box 1277 Georgetown, SC 29442.
Graham Funeral Home of Georgetown is in charge of the arrangements (www.grahamfuneralhome.org).

Jean Rowell

Jean Blackmon Rowell, 86, widow of Maxcy Webber Rowell Sr., passed away on May 20, 2013, after a long and wonderful life.
She was born in Heath Springs, S.C. on Dec. 6, 1926, to Beuna Estell Sturgis and Lucius Alston Blackmon.
She was a loving and dedicated wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. She was strong, smart, outspoken, loyal and always there for her family.
Mrs. Rowell graduated valedictorian from Heath Springs High School, and graduated from Winthrop College with a degree in physical education.
She taught school and coached basketball at Bennettsville High School in Bennettsville, S.C. and Andrews High School in Andrews.
She also was a teacher at Williamsburg High School in West Andrews, South Carolina. She loved working in her yard and garden, playing bridge, and playing golf with the Ladies Golf Association at Cherry Hill Country Club.  
Never one for idle time, Mrs. Rowell worked at Andrews Nursery for 20 years.  
She was a Cub Scout den leader, a Brownie Scout leader, transported cheerleaders when her husband Webber was coaching, and was an avid supporter of Andrews High School.
She was a member of Trinity United Methodist Church and the Anna-Hannah Circle.
She is predeceased in death by her husband of 62 years; children, Diane and Donald Rowell; her mother, Beuna Estell Blackmon; her father, Lucius Alston Blackmon; and her sister, Mary Rose Lundy.
She is survived by her children, Rev. Maxcy W. Rowell Jr. (Brenda) of Simpsonville, S.C.; Karen “Cookie” Rowell Spillane (Mickey) of Summerville, S.C.; and James “Jim” E. Rowell (Sara) of Chesapeake Va.
She is also survived by 10 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and by her sister, Ann Blackmon Teague of Winston-Salem, N.C.
A graveside funeral service will be held at Andrews Memorial Cemetery in Andrews on Friday May 24, 2013 at 3 p.m., with Rev. Maxcy W. Rowell Jr., officiating.
The family will be receiving friends from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. at Trinity United Methodist Family Life Center before the funeral.
Memorials may be made to the Alzheimer's Association, 301 University Ridge, Greenville, SC 29601. Fletcher Funeral Service and Mayer Funeral Home are serving the family.

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