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Obituaries, November 14, 2012

  • Tuesday, November 13, 2012

  • Updated Tuesday, November 13, 2012 6:50 pm


Christine Crouch, age 86, Johnsonville, S.C.
Juanita Scott, age 61, of Kingstree, S.C.
DorothyWilson, age 63, of Johnsonville, S.C.


Ernest Britt

Ernest Paul Britt, 80, passed away on Friday, November 2, 2012 at his home.
Born on October 15, 1932, in Andrews, he was a son of the late Paul Britt and the late Cindy Ethridge Britt.
Mr. Britt was a member of Screven Baptist Church, the Keystone Sunday School Class and the American Legion Post 114.
He was a U.S. Navy veteran and was retired from International Paper Company.
Mr. Britt loved his family and enjoyed sports, as well as photographing different sporting events.
Survivors include three brothers, Jack Britt (Shirley) of Jackson, N.C., Lewis “Louie” Britt (Becky) of Georgetown and Robert Britt (Jeannette) of Nesmith; one sister, Daisy Joyner of Nashville, N.C.; a special aunt, Nora Lawrence of Georgetown; a number of nieces and nephews; and a special friend, Don O’Quinn (Oleane) of Georgetown.
He was preceded in death by a brother, Happy Britt.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. on Sunday, November 4, 2012 at Screven Baptist Church.
The Rev. Jason Williams officiated. Burial was in the Piney Forest Baptist Church.
The family received friends from 5 to 7 p.m. Saturday, November 3, 2012 at Graham Funeral Home.
Memorials may be made to Tidelands Community Hospice House, 2591 N. Fraser St. Georgetown, S.C. 29440 or to Screven Baptist Church Building Fund, P.O. Box 2776 Georgetown, S.C. 29442.
Graham Funeral Home of Georgetown is in charge of the arrangements (

Edith Duffy

Edith “Edie” Ann Smith Duffy, 64, of Georgetown, S.C. died Friday, November 9, 2012, at Tidelands Community Hospice House.
Ms. Duffy was born in Clarinda, Iowa on February 26, 1948, a daughter of Edith Sheaffer Smith and the late Eugene F. Smith.  
She grew up in Munhall, Pa. and graduated from Villa Maria College with a B.S. degree in nursing.  
Ms. Duffy moved to South Carolina in the 70’s and earned a Master’s degree in Public Health from the University of South Carolina.  
She worked as a state public health nurse and administrator in Columbia and Greenville for a time prior to moving to Georgetown.  
Until her retirement, Ms. Duffy was employed as a nurse director in Georgetown and Pawleys Island.
Surviving are her mother of Munhall, Pa.; a brother, Gene Smith (René) of Pittsburgh, Pa.; three sisters, Kathie Smith (John Burke) of Pittsburgh, Pa., Sue Salak (Ken) of Columbus, Ohio, and Peggy Rich (Mike) of Erie, Pa.; nieces, Abby Salak (Melissa Prendergast), Sara Salak, and Becky Salak (Dave Walker); a nephew, Chris Smith (Kristen Bush); and a great-niece, Ellie Walker.
Services will be held in Pittsburgh, Pa. at a later date. A local service will be announced.
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Memorials may be made to Tidelands Community Hospice, 2591 N. Fraser St., Georgetown, S.C. 29440.
The Georgetown Chapel of Mayer Funeral Home is assisting the family.

Rev. Foye Eagerton

Rev. Foye McKenzie Eagerton, 93, of Andrews, S.C., the widow of John Howell Eagerton, went home to be with the Lord Wednesday evening, November 7, 2012 at her residence.
Foye was born the daughter of David McKenzie and Edith Bertha Swails McKenzie on March 4, 1919 in Andrews. She was the 10th out of 11 children.
She attended the Antioch Free Will Baptist Church as a young child and gave her heart to the Lord at the age 16.  
She later attended the Church of God in Georgetown.  
In 1956, Rev. Eagerton accepted the call into the ministry of the Gospel.  
Her ministry included a lifetime service in the Church of God and 12 years of pastoral service.
She was the former Pastor of Johnsonville Church of God, Greeleyville Church of God, and Sandy Run Church of God.  
In 1960, she accepted the call into evangelism and with her bible and guitar she traveled throughout Florida, Virginia, South and North Carolina for 18 years preaching the Word of God.  In 2002, she returned to her home town of Andrews.  
She continued until the day of her passing, praying and ministering to those in need. Her Christian Legacy was to remind people that God is the answer to your prayers.
Foye and John were married on August 8, 1942 and celebrated 57 years together.  
Their home was blessed with a daughter, Melinda June Eagerton-Cooper; three grandchildren, Delice (Brady) Cooper, Darron (Sherri) Cooper and Dawayne (Christy) Cooper; six great grandchildren, Delica Nicole Cooper-Pou, Mathew Mallard, William Mallard IV, Bobby Cooper, Courtney Cooper, and Savannah Cooper; and five great-great-grandchildren, Cameron Cooper, Jacob Cooper, Zander Pou, Hailey Pou, and Natalie Barrera. She also leaves behind a brother, David McKenzie.
She was predeceased by her parents; her husband; her daughter; a great-great-grandson, Cameron; nine siblings, Urah M. Langston, Lissie M. Barnhill, Bertha M. Richardson, Ethel McKenzie, Simeon (Lila) McKenzie, Melba M. Cribb, Ornin (Vivian) McKenzie, Gracie M. Wright, and Baby Girl McKenzie; and a sister-in-law, Maude McKenzie.
Funeral services with Recognition of Christian Service were held at 3 p.m. on Saturday, November 10, 2012 at The Christian Fortress Church.  
The Eagerton family received family and friends immediately after the service in the church sanctuary.
A committal service was held at 3 p.m. on Sunday, November 11, 2012, in the Greenlawn Memorial Park, Columbia, S.C., directed by the Andrews Chapel of McKenzie Funeral Home.
McKenzie Funeral Home is honored to serve the Eagerton family.  Online Condolences may be sent at

Roy Frazee

Roy F. Frazee, 85, died Wednesday, November 7, 2012 at the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston, S.C.  
Born on July 4, 1927, in Shelbyville, Ind., he was a son of the late Everett and Ruth (Trembly) Frazee.
Mr. Frazee was a veteran of the U.S. Navy and was married to the late Mary Jean (Golding) Frazee for 32 years.
After moving to the Carolinas in 1978, Mr. Frazee worked in retail and was the owner of Pro Play Home Entertainment Equipment in Charlotte, N.C. and later worked as a consultant for American Billiards for 10 years.
Mr. Frazee was a resident of Morningside Assisted Living in Georgetown, S.C. for the past year.
Survivors include a brother, Ray D. Frazee and sister-in-law, Ree Jean Frazee of Waldron, Ind.; two daughters, Rora Gay “Rody” Frazee Stegall and son-in-law, Pete Stegall, both of Georgetown, S.C. and Rhonda D. Frazee of Sherrills Ford, N.C.; and one granddaughter, Robin Ann Weaver of Shelbyville, Ind.
He was preceded in death by a son Rick J. Frazee; and a sister, Naomi Stroup.
Per Mr. Frazee’s request, memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, 128 Stonemark Lane, Columbia, S.C. 29210.
Graham Funeral Home of Georgetown is in charge of the arrangements and condolences may be sent to

Beatrice Gershman

Beatrice “Bea” Berest Gershman, 89, of Georgetown, S.C. died November 9, 2012, in Riviera Maya, Mexico while on vacation.
Mrs. Gershman was born in Brooklyn, N.Y. and grew up in Queens, N.Y., where she met her husband, Sheldon H. Gershman.  
She graduated from Franklin K. Lane High School in N.Y. and lived abroad for many years.  
Mrs. Gershman moved to Georgetown in 2007 and was a member of Temple Beth Elohim.
She was a loving and supportive wife of 69 years and a wonderful mother and grandmother.  
She was a warm, kind, and caring friend to everyone.  
Most of all, Mrs. Gershman loved life, adventure, and people.
In addition to her husband, Sheldon H. Gershman of Georgetown, Mrs. Gershman is survived by two daughters, Elyse Lora Berger of Bayside, N.Y. and Michele Gershman-Bennett (James F.) of Briarwood, N.Y. and Georgetown; a grandson, Alexander J. Berger of Chattanooga, Tenn. and Chicago, Ill.; nieces and nephews, the Lichtenstein’s of New York, N.Y.; and loving cousins, the Heiden’s and the Drucker’s of Kingstree and Florence.
Memorial services will be held at 2 p.m. on Wednesday afternoon, November 14, 2012, at Temple Beth Elohim.  
Burial will follow at Temple Beth Elohim Cemetery.
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The family asks that you please do not send flowers. Memorials are suggested to:  Temple Beth Elohim, PO Box 571, Georgetown, S.C. 29442.
The Georgetown Chapel of Mayer Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Cenie Hamilton Jr.
Cenie Hamilton Jr.,79, of Georgetown, S.C. died on Wednesday, November 7, 2012 at his residence in the North Santee Community.  
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, November 17, 2012 at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses, Georgetown, S.C..
Mr. Hamilton was born on February 24, 1933 in Snowhill, N.C. a son of Cenie Hamilton, Sr. and Cora Hope.  
For a number of years he worked in maintenance with Beachman’s Apartment Complex of Jacksonville, N.C.
Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Dorma Hamilton, Georgetown, S.C.;  five sons, Lamont and Leroy Hamilton of Goldsboro, N.C., Cenie Christopher Hamilton and Rashawn Hamilton of Jacksonville, N.C., Lamel Hamilton of Patterson, N.Y.; four daughters, Barbara Jones of Goldsboro, N.C., Walisha Butler, Naisha Royal, and Shaquana Prado all of Jacksonville, N.C.; and one sister,  Ms. Doris Hamilton of New Jersey.

Golden Harrison

Mrs. Golden Jenerette Harrison, a prominent educator, went to be with her Lord on November 11, 2012 while at Carolina Medical Center, University in Charlotte, N.C.
She was preceded in passing by her dear husband Joseph C. Harrison Jr. in 1993.
She was born in the township of Yauhannah, S.C., located in Georgetown County, October 12, 1917, the second of seven children of the late Henry and Mary Jenerette.
The family moved a short distance to the City of Georgetown, S.C. while Golden was a young child.
Mrs. Harrison attended public school in Georgetown, graduating from Howard High School.
She continued her education at South Carolina State University of Orangeburg, S.C., earning a BA degree in English.
She went on to have a long and illustrious career as an educator. Upon graduating she taught in her hometown, Georgetown, S.C. for many years before moving to Camden, S.C. where she taught in the public schools there for the balance of her career which spanned over thirty seven years.
Her post graduate studies included a Masters degree from South Carolina State University in Education as well as extensive studies in English at Howard University of Washington, D.C.
Mrs. Harrison is survived by her son Joseph C. Harrison, III and his fiancée Trina Barnett of Charlotte, NC; two grand children, Danielle L. Harrison, Nicholas J. Harrison of Columbia S.C.; a great grand child Ka’Mya Harrison of Columbia S.C.; sister Celestine J. Slaughter and her husband Theodore of Los Angles, California; and a niece Vera Sherald and her husband John of Georgetown, S.C.
Mrs. Harrison was a charter member of Iota Omega Omega chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority of Camden, S.C., formerly serving as Basileus.  She also was a devoted member of Camden Second United Presbyterian Church where she served as a Deacon.
Golden will indeed be missed. She has been a beloved daughter, sister, mother, teacher and a good and dear friend to all who made her acquaintance. God be with you dear.
The Family will gather to receive friends at Camden Second United Presbyterian Church, 816 Market St., Camden, S.C. on Saturday November 17th at 11 a.m. until 1 p.m., with home going services starting at 2 p.m.
Committal will follow at the Cedars Cemetery of Camden S.C. Floral arrangements and condolences may be sent to 808 Market St. Camden, S.C. 29020.
Arrangements are in the care of Charlotte Mortuary Service of Charlotte, N.C.

Wille Rhue

Wille Rhue, 92, of Georgetown, S.C. died on Saturday, November 10, 2012 at his residence in Georgetown, S.C..  
Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, November 14, 2012 at First Calvary Missionary Baptist Church, Georgetown, S.C..
Mr. Rhue was born on November 4, 1920 Georgetown County, S.C. a son of March Rhue and Mrs. Emma Coley Rhue.
In his lifetime, he was a farmer and worked as a water pump operator with International Paper Company.
As a lifelong member of First Calvary Baptist Church he served on the finance committee, was a trustee and sexton of the church, president of Usher Board No. 2, and was dutiful as a bus driver.
His community affiliations included membership with the Free and Accepted Masons, Temple of Hope Lodge #426 and was Past Associate Patron of the Order of the Eastern Star, Rose of Sharon Chapter No. 325
Survivors include his fiancee’, Geneva Green of Georgetown, S.C.; his grandson, Laron Rhue of Fayetteville, NC; five sisters, Evelena Staggers, Mable Boyd and Albertha Richardson, of Andrews, S.C., Malzena Greene and Frances Mumford both of Fort Lauderdale, Fla.
Funeral services arrangements are entrusted to Wilds Funeral Home, LLC.

James Woodbury

James Lester Woodbury, age 86, of Conway, S.C. died Saturday, November 10, 2012 at Georgetown Memorial Hospital.
 Mr. Woodbury was born in Dillon and raised in Conway, a son of the late Robert Reece and Eva Hucks Woodbury.  
He attended South Conway Freewill Baptist Church and was a member of Ringel Heights Baptist Church in Georgetown.  
Mr. Woodbury was  retired from the City of Georgetown Fire Department in 1986.  
Mr. Woodbury was a World War II Army veteran where he did two tours of duty in the South Pacific and Japan.  
He was a loving father and grandfather.  
Mr. Woodbury was predeceased by his wife of 55 years, Mildred M. Woodbury; two brothers, Robert Leo Woodbury and Benjamin Gause Woodbury; one sister, Virginia Bailey; and one son-in-law, Johnny Wayne Timmons.
Surviving are two sons, Johnny L. Woodbury (Fran) of Conway and David Woodbury (Bonnie) of Andrews; two daughters, Cynthia Gail Timmons of Andrews and Sonja Newton (Robert) of Anderson; eight grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; one brother, Archie C. Woodbury of Columbia; and three sisters, Becky Spivey of Pelion, S.C., Esther Cooper of Conway and Brittie Hucks of Rock Hill, S.C.
Graveside services were held at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, November 13, 2012 at Old Neck Cemetery in Britton's Neck.
The family received friends from 6 to 8 p.m. on Monday, November 12, 2012 at the funeral home.
Memorials may be sent to Tara Hall Home for Boys, 510 Tara Hall Road, Georgetown, S.C. 29440-6997.
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Goldfinch Funeral Home, Conway Chapel was in charge of arrangements.


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