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Obituaries, November 21, 2012

  • Tuesday, November 20, 2012

  • Updated Tuesday, November 20, 2012 2:53 pm


Clea Flowers, age 57, of Hemingway, S.C.
Lloyd Johnson Sr., age 64, of Hemingway, S.C.


Dalvin Avant

Dalvin Avant, 94, of Georgetown, S.C. passed away on Sunday, November 18, 2012, at Georgetown Memorial Hospital.
Mr. Avant was born March 31, 1918, in Georgetown County, a son of the late Landy Wood Avant Sr. and Mary Ella Grier Avant. He grew up in Georgetown and graduated from Winyah High School.
After serving in the Navy prior to World War II, he returned to Georgetown to work in the family grocery business.
Upon the retirement of his father, he assumed ownership of the business which he ran until his retirement in 1975.
Mr. Avant was a lifelong member of Duncan Memorial United Methodist Church and served as church Sunday School Secretary for many years.
Mr. Avant was married to the late Carolyn Henderson Avant and is survived by three children, James Dalvin (Dal) Avant Jr. (Carla), Patricia (Pat) Avant Coleman, and Richard Michael (Mike) Avant (Kelly); six grandchildren, Ashley Avant Gillette, Lea Coleman, Dr. Cara Coleman, Adam Coleman, Richard Avant and Olivia Avant; one great-granddaughter, Dearsley Gillette; three brothers, Dr. William (Bill) Earl Avant (Eleanor), Louis Remson (Ray) Avant (Reba), Landy Wood Avant Jr. (Landy); and one sister, Frances (Frankie) Avant Dodd (Bruce).
He was predeceased by two sisters, Vernice Avant Wilson (Bunny) and Mildred Avant Juk (Mildred).
Funeral services were held at 2:30 p.m. on Tuesday, November 20, 2012 at Duncan Memorial United Methodist Church in Georgetown, S.C.
Prior to the service, the family received friends at the church’s Family Life Center from 1 to 2:30 p.m.
Burial took place at Pennyroyal Memorial Gardens immediately following the service.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggest memorials be sent to Duncan Memorial United Methodist Church, 901 Highmarket St., Georgetown, S.C. 29440.
Sign a guestbook at www.mayerfuneralhome.com.
The Georgetown Chapel of Mayer Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Julius Cameron Jr.

Julius Elmore Cameron Jr., 80, of Pawleys Island, S.C., widower of Anne Skinner Cameron, died Sunday, November 18, 2012, at Waccamaw Community Hospital in Murrells Inlet.
Mr. Cameron was born in Marion on June 25, 1932, a son of the late Julius Elmore Cameron Sr. and Tommie Belle Godbold Cameron.  
He grew up in Georgetown and graduated from Winyah High School and the University of South Carolina School of Pharmacy.  
Mr. Cameron served in the U.S. Army and was the former owner of Cameron’s Pharmacy. He retired in 1992.  
Mr. Cameron was a member of Duncan Memorial United Methodist Church.  
He was an avid Gamecock fan and a beloved husband, father, grandfather, and brother.
Surviving are two sons, James E. Cameron of Pawleys Island and Timothy N. Cameron of Garden City; a daughter, Tamela C. Gardner (Frank) of Conway; four grandchildren; and two sisters, Linda C. Bailey (Herb) and Anita C. Hall (Billy), both of Georgetown.
In addition to his wife and parents, Mr. Cameron was predeceased by:  two sisters, Joyce C. Stevenson and Frances C. Johnson.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Wednesday morning, November 21, 2012, at Duncan Memorial United Methodist Church.  
Officiating will be the Rev. Dr. Dora Gafford.  
Entombment will follow at Pennyroyal Memorial Gardens Mausoleum.
The family received friends from 6 to 8 p.m. on Tuesday evening, November 20, 2012, at the Georgetown Chapel of Mayer Funeral Home.
Sign a guestbook at www.mayerfuneralhome.com.
Memorials are suggested to: American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 22718, Oklahoma City, OK 73123-1718 or to Alzheimer’s Foundation of America, 322 Eighth Ave., 7th Floor, New York, NY 10001.

Brian Lavelle Sr.

Brian Francis David Lavelle Sr., 71, of Asheville, N.C. passed away in his home on Sunday, November 18, 2012.
A native of Cleveland Heights, Ohio, he was the son of the late Gerald John and Mary Josephine O’Callaghan Lavelle.
He graduated from the University of Virginia in 1963.
He went on to earn his law degree from Vanderbilt University and his Masters degree in taxation from New York University.  
Brian also served as a captain in the U.S. Air Force JAG Corps.  
Following his active duty service, he moved to Asheville and began a very long and prestigious career at the Van Winkle Law Firm. 
He was a distinguished member of the North Carolina Bar serving twice on the board of governors.  
He was a Fellow and former regent of the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel and a Board Certified Specialist in Estate Planning and Probate Law.
In addition to his law career, Brian was an active member of the Asheville community and served on the board of trustees for Asheville Country Day, and on the advisory board for the Salvation Army.
He was a member of the Rotary, the board of the Community Foundation of WNC, the Rhododendron Brigade and the Biltmore Forest Country Club.
He was a member of All Saints Waccamaw in Pawleys Island, S.C.
Brian is survived by his wife, Sara Hill Lavelle; three children, Francis Lavelle Jr. and his wife, Junestka, of Marietta, Ga., Lisa Bowen and her husband John of Asheville and Katy Simpson and her husband Joel of Richmond, Va.; seven grandchildren, Brian the 3rd, Sam, Lilianna, Oliver, Alessa, Peter and Michael.  
Also surviving are Brian’s sister, Kathleen Heffernan, and brother, Neal Lavelle, both of Cleveland, Ohio; and nieces and nephews.
A funeral service is scheduled for 11 a.m. on Wednesday, November 21, 2012 in Trinity Episcopal Church.  
Burial will be at 2 p.m. on Saturday at All Saints Waccamaw Old Church.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Salvation Army or the Community Foundation of WNC.
Groce Funeral Home at Lake Julian is assisting the family and the memorial register is available at grocefuneralhome.com.

Edythe Myers

Edythe Lang Myers, 92, of Pawleys Island, S.C., widow of Jessie L. Myers Jr., died Thursday, November 15, 2012, at Tidelands Community Hospice House in Georgetown.
Mrs. Myers was the daughter of the late Carrie Austin Lang and Noah “Capt. Buck” Lang.  
She was a member of St. Paul’s Waccamaw United Methodist Church and had served as a member of the altar guild and the United Methodist Women.  
Mrs. Myers was a volunteer at Georgetown Memorial Hospital for the last five years and was a member of the hospital auxiliary.
Funeral services were held at noon on Monday, November 19, 2012, at the Georgetown Chapel of Mayer Funeral Home.  
Officiating was the Rev. C. Nels Ledwell and the Rev. Milton L. McGuirt.  
Burial followed at Elmwood Cemetery.  
The family received friends from 5 to 7 p.m. on Sunday evening, November 18, 2012, at the funeral home.
Sign a guestbook at www.mayerfuneralhome.com.
In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to: Georgetown Hospital System Foundation, Indigent Breast Cancer Fund, P.O. Box 1269, Murrells Inlet, SC 29576.


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