Obituaries, October 24, 2012

  • Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Meta Blakely

Meta Virginia Blakely, 85, of Georgetown, S.C. died Sunday, October 21, 2012, at Tidelands Community Hospice House.
Miss Blakely was born in Andrews on April 22, 1927, a daughter of the late Samuel Benjamin Blakely and Henrietta Isokreit Blakely.  
She moved with her family to Georgetown in 1938 and graduated from Winyah High School.  
Miss Blakely worked as a secretary for forty-four years and retired from International Paper Company in 1988.  
She was a member of Duncan Memorial United Methodist Church.
Miss Blakely loved music, especially the popular songs of the “Big Band” era. She also enjoyed reading and crossword puzzles.
Miss Blakely was predeceased by: two brothers, Ben and Frank; two sisters, Emily Belle B. Simmons and Madge B. Willis; a special niece, Beth Simmons; a great-nephew, Denny Simmons; two brothers-in-law, Bill Simmons and Doyle Willis; and a sister-in-law, Frances Taylor Blakely.
Surviving are two sisters, Lorraine B. Brandon of Pine Bluff, Ark. and Jeannette B. Hatzenbuhler of Jupiter, Fla.; and many loving nieces and nephews.
Memorial services will be held at 5 p.m. on Sunday afternoon, October 28, 2012, at Duncan Memorial United Methodist Church.  
Officiating will be the Rev. Dr. Dora Gafford and the Rev. Benjy Simmons.  
A reception will immediately follow in Duncan Memorial United Methodist Family Life Center. Inurnment will be private.
Sign a guest book at www.mayerfuneralhome.com.
The family suggests memorials to the charity of one’s choice.
The Georgetown Chapel of Mayer Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Roy Harrelson Jr.

Roy Bell “Ted” Harrelson Jr., 76, of Georgetown, S.C. passed away at a local hospital Tuesday morning, October 23, 2012, due to a medical illness.
Ted was a fun loving person and always enjoyed interacting with others.  
He loved to tell stories and always had a smile on his face. Ted will greatly be missed by his family and friends.
Ted was predeceased by his parents, Roy Bell Harrelson and Ruth Sisson Harrelson; and a sister, Carole Jean H. Pascua.
He is survived by his wife of fifty-four years, Alice Cox Harrelson of Georgetown; a daughter, Mandie Jones (John Paul) of N. Myrtle Beach; a son, Roy B. Harrelson III of N. Myrtle Beach; two granddaughters, Allison Cooper (Kenneth) and Amanda Floyd (Michael), both of Florence; two great-grandsons, Mason Neal and Joseph Ellis, both of Florence; and two sisters, Janette Martin of Surfside and Mary Jane Dingle (Al) of Little Switzerland, N.C.
Sign a guest book at www.mayerfuneralhome.com.
The family will receive friends on Wednesday, October 24, 2012 from 4 to 6 p.m. at their home at Arcadia Plantation.  
Memorial services will be private.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St. Ann’s Episcopal Church, PO Box 458, Georgetown, S.C. 29442.
The Georgetown Chapel of Mayer Funeral Home is assisting the family.

Hugh McCall II

Mr. Hugh Gordon McCall II, age 39, of Johnsonville, S.C. passed away unexpectedly at home on Sunday, October 21, 2012.
Born December 20, 1972, in Florence, S.C., Hugh was the son of Toni Bogue McCall and the late James Hugh McCall.
He was a graduate of Johnsonville High School and was vice president of purchasing for McCall’s, Inc.
He loved the outdoors, going to the mountains, cooking, watching NASCAR and football, and spending time with his family.
Survivors include his son, Gordon McCall…”Daddy, I love you and miss you and you will live forever in my heart;” a sister, Connie (Timothy) Baxley; a brother, Butch (Carla) McCall; friend and mother of his son, Beth McCall; nieces, Kimberlyn McCall and Catelyn Grier; nephews, Jameson McCall, Jaiden McCall, Chandler Grier, Chip Ellis, and Madison Ellis; and many aunts, uncles, cousins, and friends.
Hugh was predeceased by a brother, David McCall; his grandparents, Jim and Ludie McCall; aunt, Patricia McCall; and uncle, Tommy McCall.
Graveside services, conducted by Morris Funeral Home of Hemingway, will be held at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, October 24, 2012 at Garden of Devotion Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, 160 South Main Street, Waynesville, NC, 28786.
Please sign the guestbook at www.morris-funeralhome.com

Richard Robinson

Richard E. Robinson, age 87, of Georgetown, S.C. passed away Saturday, October 20, 2012, in the Tidelands Hospice House in Georgetown.
Mr. Robinson was born in Greer, S.C., a son of the late John Anderson Robinson and the late May Stewart.
He was a senior VP with Skyland International before taking a VP position at First Federal Savings and Loan in Chattanooga, Tenn.
He saw combat in the European theater during World War II with the Army’s 11th Armored Division, and also fought in Korea with the 25th Infantry Division.
He retired to Georgetown and was a member of the Indiantown Presbyterian Church.
Surviving are his sons, Mark Robinson and John Anderson (Sheryl) Robinson; and brother, Don (Peggy) Robinson.
Mr. Robinson was predeceased by a sister, Eleanor R. Morehead and a brother, Bill Robinson.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, October 24, 2012, in the Indiantown Presbyterian Church.
Burial will be directed by Morris Funeral Home of Hemingway.
The family will receive friends in the Church Fellowship Hall following the service.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Betty Robinson Trust Fund, Indiantown Presbyterian Church, 4865 Hemingway Highway, Hemingway, SC 29554.
Please sign the guestbook at www.morris-funeralhome.com.

Webber Rowell Sr.
LTC Maxcy Webber Rowell Sr., U.S. Army Retired, 84, husband of Iris Jean Blackmon Rowell of Andrews, S.C. for 62 years, went to be with the Lord on Thursday, October 18, 2012.
Mr. Rowell was born September 4, 1928 in Kingstree to the late John Horace Rowell and Essie Mae Jones Rowell.  
He retired as the principal of Andrews High School and served as the football and basketball coach for 11 years.  
The football field is named the “Webber Rowell Stadium” in his honor.  
He served on the S.C. State High School Athletic League and was an Eagle Scout in the 329 Club Masters.
Mr. Rowell was an alumnus of Wofford College and the Citadel Graduate School.  
He served as an assistant fire chief and owned a service station for many years.  
He was a member and served on the church board of Trinity United Methodist Church.
Mr. Rowell’s military career lasted over 25 years and included time and company commander and battalion commander.  
In retirement, he worked with his son at Andrews Nursery.
Surviving, in addition to his wife, are two sons and their wives, Rev. Maxcy and Brenda Rowell Jr., and Jim and Sara Rowell; a daughter, Karen “Cookie” Spillane and husband Mickey; a brother, Spivey Rowell; a sister-in-law, Lila Rowell; 10 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were held at 3:30 p.m. on Sunday, October 21, 2012 at Trinity United Methodist Church, officiated by Rev. Maxcy Rowell Jr. and Dr. Ben Gafford.  
Burial, with full military honors, was in the Andrews Memorial Cemetery.  
The family received friends at the church for two hours prior to the service.
Memorials may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, 301 University Ridge, Greenville, SC 29601.
Fletcher Funeral Service and Mayer Funeral Home are serving the family.

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