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Obituaries, October 19, 2012

  • Thursday, October 18, 2012

  • Updated Thursday, October 18, 2012 4:52 pm

Harold Ethridge Sr.

Harold Jackson Ethridge Sr., 65, the beloved husband of Mary Kate Blake Ethridge, went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2012, at Tidelands Community Hospice House.
Mr. Ethridge was born the son of John Luther Ethridge and Linnie Estell Casselman Ethridge on April 2, 1947 in Georgetown.  
He was a retired 30-plus year employee of Tre-bol.  
He enjoyed fishing, racing, and spending time with his son and grandson.
Mr. Ethridge leaves behind his wife; a son, Harold (Stephanie) Ethridge Jr.; and a grandson, Corbin Jackson Ethridge.  
He also leaves behind a brother, J.W. (Janice) Ethridge; and two sisters, Linny E. (Bill) McCutheon and Barbara E. High.
He was predeceased by his parents; and a brother, Lloyd Ethridge Sr.
Graveside services will be held at 3 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 20, 2012 at the Andrews Memorial Cemetery, directed by the Andrews Chapel of McKenzie Funeral Home.
Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. on Friday evening, Oct. 19, 2012, at the Andrews Chapel.
McKenzie Funeral Home is honored to serve the Ethridge Family.  
An online family register is at McKenziechapels.com.

Anne Harper

Anne Marie Bierman Harper, 65, wife of Jerry Harper of Pawleys Island, S.C., passed away Wednesday, Oct. 16, 2012 at Tidelands Community Hospice House.
Born on Oct. 16, 1947, in Syracuse, N.Y., she was a daughter of John Harlow Bierman and Miriam Teresa Brogan Bierman.
Mrs. Harper’s love for others led her to becoming a registered nurse where she was able to care for many premature babies as a NICU nurse.
She also had a love for life and enjoyed gardening, riding bicycles, and traveling.
Mrs. Harper dedicated a lot of her time to the Coastal Animal Shelter where she volunteered in caring and seeing after many animals.
She had a deep unconditional love for all of God’s creations including people, animals and the environment.
She attended St. Mary’s A.M.E. Church and will be dearly missed by all who knew her.
Survivors include her husband of Pawleys Island; mother and father of Ocala, Fla.; three sisters, Maureen Theresa Bierman of Syracuse, N.Y., Donna Jean Pelkey (Ronald) of Baldswinsville, N.Y. and Lorraine Margaret Rabb (Ricky) of Boston, Mass.; two brothers, Edward Joseph Bierman of Canandaigua, N.Y. and John Michael Bierman (Mary Ann) of Creedmoor, N.C.; and number of nieces and nephews.
A Memorial Mass will be held at 1 p.m. on Saturday, October 20, 2012 at Precious Blood of Christ Catholic Church, with Father Patrick J. Stenson officiating.
Memorials may be made to The Breast Cancer Research Foundation, 60 East 56th St., 8th Floor, New York, NY 10022 or to the Coastal Animal Rescue, 1288 Limestone Drive Murrells Inlet, SC 29576.
Graham Funeral Home of Georgetown is in charge of the arrangements. Online guestbook at www.grahamfuneralhome.org.

Josephine Harter

Josephine De Baca “Miss Josie” Harter, 88, of Georgetown, S.C., widow of James Edward Harter, passed away on Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2012 at Georgetown Memorial Hospital.
Born on Jan. 28, 1924, in Glade, W.V., she was the daughter of the late William W. Whetzel and the late Leona Mae Fields Whetzel.
Mrs. Harter was a member of Ringel Heights Baptist, the Bible Sunday School Class and WMU.
She was a volunteer with the Salvation Army Home League Church and retired from Rion’s Shoe Store after 20 years of service.
Survivors include one son, Paul W. De Baca (Janis) of Aurora, Colorado; three grandchildren, Troy De Baca, Michael De Baca and Traci De Baca Halloran; a daughter-in-law, Diane De Baca of Andrews; an adopted son and daughter, Terry and Amy Skidmore; and three adopted grandchildren, Allison and Houston Skidmore and Mark Elliott.
She was preceded in death by her first husband, Albert G. De Baca; and a son, Albert G. De Baca, Jr.
A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 20, 2012 at Ringel Heights Baptist Church, with the Rev. Kenny Johnson and Rev. Themos Cribb officiating.
The family will receive friends following the service in the fellowship hall.
Memorials may be made to Ringel Heights Baptist Church, 78 Rubin Ave. Georgetown, SC 29440.
Graham Funeral Home of Georgetown is in charge of the arrangements. Online guestbook at www.grahamfuneralhome.org.

Leatha Lambert

Ms. Leatha Gail Powell Lambert, age 47, of Andrews, S.C. passed away Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2012, at McLeod Regional Medical Center following a brief illness.
Born on May 9, 1965, in Andrews, she was the daughter of James Powell Sr. and Betty Newton Powell of Andrews.
She attended Andrews area schools and was a sewing machine operator.
Survivors, in addition to her parents, include her children, Roseann (Josh) Knutson and Michael Lambert; sisters, Lilla Long and Mary (John) Rowe; brother, James (Jennifer) Powell Jr.; and many nieces and nephews.
Ms. Powell was predeceased by two sisters, Laurie Ann McDaniel and Betsy Cox.
Services will be private.
Please sign the guestbook at www.morris-funeralhome.com

Nancy Wilson

Nancy Leigh Bonduran Wilson of Pawleys Island passed away Tuesday, Oct. 16 after a short illness.  
Nancy BaBa, as she was known by her family and closest friends, was a Pawleys Island institution.
She lived her life bringing her one-of-a-kind wit and love to everyone who crossed her path.  
After being a tourist at Pawleys since 1958 she and her husband El, her beloved of 56 years, retired here from Danville Va. to open El’s Hardware on the North Causeway.  
Nancy BaBa was a faithful member of the community, taught school at Waccamaw Elementary and was one of the organizers of the first Pawleys Island Fourth of July parade.  
A faithful member of the Pawleys Island Presbyterian Church, Nancy BaBa served as an elder, volunteer and long time wedding director.  
She was also a 25-year member of the DAR.
Nancy Ba Ba’s love of life lives on in her two children, Nancy Johnston of Georgetown and Jack Wilson of Columbia; and her four granddaughters, Nancy Leigh Jackson, Atlanta Ga., Sally Keyser, Pawleys Island, Courtney Maddox, Charlotte, N.C., Blythe Butts, Summerville; and seven great grandchildren.
A celebration of her life will be held at 2 pm. on Friday, Oct. 19, 2012 at the Pawleys Island Presbyterian Church.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Nancy Wilson Life Memorial Fund at Pawleys Island Presbyterian Church, 9967 Ocean Hwy, Pawleys Island, SC 29585-7415.

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