Obituaries, May 29, 2013

  • Tuesday, May 28, 2013


Samuel Waterman, age 60, of Brooklyn, N.Y.


Patricia Bandle

Patricia Dobyns Bandle, 81, wife of James Meyer  Bandle of Georgetown, passed away on Friday, May 24, 2013 at her home.
Born on October 14, 1931, in Bristol, Va., she was a daughter of the late Preston Lohr and the late Nellie Bundy Lohr.
Mrs. Bandle enjoyed many things in life, including sailing, playing bridge, antiquing, and gardening.
Survivors include her husband of Georgetown; three children, Daniel Sachs of Georgetown, Robert Sachs (Julia) of Mt. Pleasant and James Meyer Bandle Jr. of Mt. Pleasant; two step-children, Leslie Bandle of Albany, Calif. and Jeffrey Bandle (Andrea) of Sacramento, Calif.; and three grandchildren, Coleen Bandle, Jade Bandle and Eddie Bandle.
She was preceded in death by a step-son, Bruce Bandle.
A memorial service will be held at a later date.

Dr. Mark Beck

Dr. Mark Lawrence Beck of Georgetown went home to be with the Lord on Thursday, May 23, 2013.
Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, May 29, 2013 at Bethel AME Church in Georgetown, with Bishop Dr. Floyd Knowlin, officiating.  
Burial follows under the direction of McKnight-Fraser Funeral Home in the Church Cemetery.  His remains may be viewed at the Church Wednesday from 10 a.m. until the hour of service.
Friends may sign a guestbook at www.McKnightfraserfuneralhomes.com.
Dr. Beck, a son of the late Dr. Cornelius J. Beck Sr. and Esther Manigault Beck, was educated in Georgetown County Schools, Fisk University, Nashville, Tenn., Howard University Dental School, Washington, D.C. and graduated with degree, Doctor of Dental Surgery, and Nova Southeastern University.  
He established dental practices in Washington, D.C.
Those left to cherish his memories are two brothers, Dr. Cornelius J. Beck Jr. and Kurt Beck; and two nieces, Cornelia and Courtney Beck.

Edith Edwards

Edith Frances McDaniel Edwards, age 85, of Andrews, widow of Hugh Washington “Skeet” Edwards died Sunday, May 26, 2013 in Piedmont Hospital in Atlanta, Ga.
Mrs. Edwards was born in Florence on January 1, 1928, a daughter of the late Sanders Rudolph McDaniel and Blanche Windham McDaniel Cordrey.  
She worked at the Andrews Library for many years and was a member of the First Baptist Church of Andrews.  
Mrs. Edwards was an avid gardener and bird lover. She adored her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
In addition to her husband and parents Mrs. Edwards was predeceased by a sister, Dorothy Elizabeth McDaniel Cordrey; and a brother, Sanders Rudolph McDaniel Jr.
Surviving are a daughter, Susan Edwards Morris (Bruce) of Andrews; and two sons, Daniel Hayes Edwards (Carrie) of Atlanta, Ga. and Hugh Stewart Edwards (Amy) of Columbus, N.C.
Also surviving are eight grandchildren, Brooke Morris Berry (Sean), Erin Morris Chaves (Humberto), Courtney Morris Tilton (Elek), Megan Morris Hood (Aaron), Kaitlin Edwards Distler (Keith), Olivia Kathleen Edwards, Kelly Joanna Edwards, and Cristin Kimmel Edwards; six great-grandchildren, Maddie Berry, Rylan Berry, Lane Tilton, Sawyer Tilton, Eli Hood, and Mylee Distler; a brother, Lawrence Sherman McDaniel; and four sisters, Marlena Cordrey Ruby, Arlene Cordrey Fry, Dawn Cordrey Sturgeon, and Kitty Cordrey Creel.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Wednesday morning, May 29, 2013, at the graveside in Andrews Memorial Cemetery. Officiating will be the Rev. Donald P. Sapp.
The family  received friends at the Andrews Chapel of Mayer Funeral Home from 7 to 8 p.m. on Tuesday evening, May 28, 2013.
Sign a guest book at www.mayerfuneralhome.com.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorials to: American Cancer Society, South Atlantic Division., Inc., 128 Stonemark Lane, Columbia, SC 29210.

Lela Mayer

Lela Howard Cooper Mayer, 69, of Georgetown died Thursday, May 23, 2013, at MUSC Medical Center in Charleston.
Mrs. Mayer was born in Conway on July 21, 1943, a daughter of the late Henry Clifford Cooper and Annie Lela Howard Cooper.  
She lived in West Virginia for a time and moved back to Georgetown as a young girl, where she graduated from Winyah High School. 
Mrs. Mayer received a BS Degree in Nursing from Lander University, with her class being one of the first to graduate with that degree.  She had a life-long career in the nursing field, and retired as Administrator from Winyah Convalescent Center.  Mrs. Mayer (“Me Me” to her beloved grandchildren) was a member of Duncan Memorial United Methodist Church and the Francis Asbury Church School class.
Surviving are her husband, Charles Thompson “Tommy” Mayer of Georgetown; two sons, Charles T. “Chuck” Mayer, Jr. and Clifford B. “Cliff” Mayer (Kelly), both of Georgetown; four grandchildren, Brooks, Landon, Morgan, and Kira Mayer; a sister, Annie Louise Elliott (Clark) of Simpsonville; and a step-sister, Ellen Nelson Barr (Capers) of Charleston.  
Mrs. Mayer was predeceased by an aunt, Louise Harris, with whom she lived for a time.
Funeral services were held at 3 p.m. on Sunday afternoon, May 26, 2013, at Duncan Memorial United Methodist Church.  
Officiating was the Rev. Dr. Dora Gafford.
Burial followed at Pennyroyal Memorial Gardens.
The family received friends from 4 to 6 p.m. on Saturday afternoon, May 25, 2013, at the Georgetown Chapel of Mayer Funeral Home.
Sign a guestbook at: www.mayerfuneralhome.com.
Memorials are suggested to: Duncan Memorial United Methodist Church, 901 Highmarket St., Georgetown, SC 29440 or to MUSC Foundation, 18 Bee St., Charleston, SC 29425.

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