Obituaries, October 1, 2012

  • Monday, October 1, 2012

Charles Bradshaw Charles Bradshaw, 75, husband of Celia Wood Bradshaw of Georgetown, S.C., succumbed to Alzheimer’s at his home on Friday, September 28, 2012 with his family by his side. Born on June 2, 1937, in Georgetown County, he was a son of the late William Gaylor Bradshaw Sr. and the late Edeline Anderson Bradshaw.  Mr. Bradshaw was a member of First Baptist Church, Winyah Masonic Lodge #40 and the Winyah OES #148.  He was retired from Georgetown Steel and enjoyed traveling.  Mr. Bradshaw was a loving husband and father and the most important thing in his life was his family.  He was kind hearted and always willing to go the extra mile. Mr. Bradshaw was loved by many and will be greatly missed. Survivors include his wife of 56 years, Celia Wood Bradshaw of Georgetown; two children, Joyce Bradshaw Powell (Charles) of Andrews and Charles Bradshaw Jr. (Tonya) of Gaston; five grandchildren, Cutina Barrineau (Solon) of Andrews, Anastashia B. Powell of Myrtle Beach, Charlton B. Powell (Tina) of Andrews, Jennifer B. Garner (Keith) of Georgia and Charles Anthony Bradshaw of Spartanburg; nine grea-grandchildren; three brothers, William G. “Bill” Bradshaw Jr. (Joyce) of McClellanville, Sam E. Bradshaw (Linda) of Liberty and Enoch W. Bradshaw of North Charleston; one sister, Mary Byron of Georgetown; a number of nieces and nephews; two brother in laws, Robert E. Wood and Lloyd Edward “Eddie” Wood, both of Tyler, Texas; a sister in law, Relva Featherstone (Dan) of Tyler, Texas; and a special family friend, Tuesday Lee of Mt. Pleasant. He was preceded in death by one brother, Olen Buddy Bradshaw. Funeral services will be held at 4:30 p.m. on Monday, October 1, 2012 in the Graham Funeral Home Chapel, with the Rev. Bob Teems, Dr. Ted Sherrill and Pastor Geraldine Bednego officiating.  Burial will follow in Pennyroyal Memorial Gardens. The family received friends from 3 to 5 p.m. on Sunday at Graham Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, P.O. Box 96011, Washington, DC 20090 or to First Baptist Church, 219 Cleland St. Georgetown, SC 29440. Graham Funeral Home of Georgetown is in charge of the arrangements (www.grahamfuneralhome.org). Lula Bratcher Lula E. Lambert Bratcher, 80, the beloved wife of Daniel A. Bratcher of Andrews, S.C. and the widow of Capers K. “Buster” Lambert, went home to be with the Lord on Sunday morning, September 30, 2012 at her residence.   A Home Going Celebration will be held at 3 p.m. on Wednesday, October 3, 2012, at the St. Delight Pentecostal Holiness Church.  Interment will be in the Pennyroyal Memorial Gardens, directed by Andrews Chapel of McKenzie Funeral Home. Visitation will be held from 1 to 3 p.m. prior the service in the St. Delight PHC sanctuary.  Memorials in lieu of flowers may be made to Tidelands Hospice House.  McKenzie Funeral Home is honored to serve the Bratcher family.   Online condolences may be sent to McKenzieFH.com. Walker Creel  Walker Dell Mims Creel, 73, the beloved wife of Charlie Elton Creel of Andrews, S.C., went home to be with the Lord on Saturday morning, September 29, 2012, at her residence. Mrs. Creel was born the daughter of John Walker Mims and Mellie Blanch Mims on August 24, 1939 in Andrews.   She was a member of the Andrews First Baptist Church and attended the Six Mile Crossing Church of God.   She committed her life to acts of selfless giving, fervent prayer, and an unconditional love to earn her the distinguished title – Beloved Mother.    Walker Dell and Elton were married on January 1, 1955 and celebrated 57 years together.   Their home was blessed with two sons, Charles (Sonya) Creel and Jason (Barbara Dean) Creel; four grandchildren, Jessica C. Rogers, Katie Creel, Allison Creel, Emily Creel; and two great-grandchildren, Anna Rogers and Jase Rogers.  She leaves behind two sisters, Joan (Roland) McKenzie and Pearline (Ronnie) Pierce. She was predeceased by her parents. A Going Home Celebration will be held at 3 p.m. on Monday, October 1, 2012 at the Six Mile Crossing Church of God.  Interment will follow in the Piney Forest Cemetery, directed by the Andrews Chapel of McKenzie Funeral Home. Visitation was from 6 to 8 p.m. on Sunday evening, September 30, 2012, at the Andrews Chapel. McKenzie Funeral Home is honored to serve the Creel Family.   An Online Family Register is at McKenzieFH.com.

Barbara Gaskins

Barbara Lambert Gaskins, 55, wife of William Levie Gaskins, passed away Saturday, September 29, 2012 at Tidelands Community Hospice House.
Born on May 7, 1957, in Georgetown, she was a daughter of the late Groves Lambert and the late Sally Lambert. Mrs. Gaskins was a member of Saints Delight Pentecostal Holiness Church.
Survivors include her husband of Georgetown; three sons, William L. Gaskins II (Kristin) of Andrews, Barry E. Gaskins (Brooke) of Pawleys Island and Darrell S. Gaskins (Kelsey) of Georgetown; three grandchildren, Madison A. Gaskins, Jaden S. Gaskins and Maddox W. Gaskins; two sisters, Dianne Cusack (Bruce) of Georgetown and Betty Elliott (Jack) of Andrews; two brothers, Jake Ward (Patricia) of Georgetown and Dexter Ward (Cindy) of Georgetown; and a number of nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her biological mother, Caroline Ward; two brothers, Joel P. Ward and Bobby Lambert; and a sister, Corinne Hickman.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, October 2, 2012 at Saints Delight Pentecostal Holiness Church with the Rev. Chris Browder officiating.
Burial will follow in the Lambert Cemetery.
The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. on Monday at Saints Delight Pentecostal Holiness Church.
Graham Funeral Home of Georgetown is in charge of the arrangements (www.grahamfuneralhome.org).

Doris Wall Doris McKenzie Wall, age 87, of Nesmith, S.C., widow of Grover Clifton Wall, passed away Sunday, September 30, 2012, in the Tidelands Hospice House. Mrs. Wall was born on April 4, 1925, in Kingstree, a daughter of the late Thomas Garfield and Myrtle Cooper McKenzie.  She graduated from Kingstree High School and attended the University of South Carolina. She was a member of Nesmith Baptist Church. Surviving are her son, Wayne C. (Kristen) Wall of Nesmith; and her daughter, Wanda W. (W.  F.) Rockwell of Myrtle Beach; grandsons, Patrick W. (Crystal) Wall and Kyle A. (Holly) Parker; three great-grandchildren, Kelsey, Christopher and Trent; and several nieces and nephews.  She was predeceased by three sisters, Myrtlene M. Haselden, Mary M. Todd, and Jacqueline M. Duke. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, October 2, 2012, at Nesmith Baptist Church.  Burial, directed by Morris Funeral Home of Hemingway, S.C., will be in the church cemetery.  The family will receive friends in the church fellowship hall following the service. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Tidelands Hospice House, 2591 N. Fraser St., Georgetown, SC 29440. Please sign the guestbook at www.morris-funeralhome.com.


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