Monday, October 29, 2012
Charles Edward Casselman, 59, of Andrews, S.C. died Friday, October 26, 2012 in an automobile accident on Old River Rd. in Florence County near Kingsburg.
Mr. Casselman was born in Georgetown, S.C. on September 25, 1953, a son of Vincent Kirton Casselman and the late Charlie Frasier Casselman.
He lived all his life in Andrews and served in the U.S. Army and the Army National Guard in Tennessee and South Carolina.
He enjoyed life and riding his motorcycle and was a member of ABATE Motorcycle Club.
In addition to his mother of Andrews, Mr. Casselman is survived by his wife, Patty Ann Blanchard Casselman of Andrews; a son, Joshua Bradoc (Stephanie) of Andrews; four daughters, Amy Liann Bradoc of Kannapolis, N.C., Debbie Bedington (Jeff) of Kansas; Kimberly Casselman Stiglets (Josh) of Nashville, Tenn., and Beverly Casselman Billock of Andrews, N.C.; three brothers, David Wayne Casselman (Tammy) and Randy Casselman, both of Andrews, and Donald Casselman (Sharon) of Georgetown; a sister, Marie Butler (Bill) of Andrews; and 13 grandchildren.
Graveside services were held at 2 p.m. on Sunday afternoon, October 28, 2012, at Bethel United Methodist Cemetery.
Officiating was the Rev. David Richardson.
The family received friends immediately following the service on Sunday at the Bethel United Methodist Church Social Hall.
Sign a guestbook at: www.mayerfuneralhome.com.
The Andrews Chapel of Mayer Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
Ione Leonette Sayler Merchant, 92, of Litchfield Beach, beloved wife of Col. Clark E. Merchant, USMC (ret.) and one of the Lord’s most gentlest of servants went home to be with the Lord on Monday, October 22, 2012.
Ione was born the daughter of Karl Sayler and Helena Sayler Goehring on June 27, 1920 in Fredonia, N.D.
Ione and Clark lived in Fairfax, Va. before moving to South Carolina.
Ione devoted her life to her family and friends always being there for them.
She was a truly remarkable woman loved and cherished.
Ione and Clark were married on May 16, 1945 and celebrated 67 years together.
Their home was blessed with a daughter and son-in-law, Lynn and Glen Geuder.
She also leaves behind a sister, Marcella Schliemann.
She was predeceased by two brothers, Kermitt and “Sonny” Sayler.
A memorial service will be held at a later date.
McKenzie Funeral Home is honored to serve the Merchant family.
Complete obituary may be viewed and online condolences may be sent to McKenzieChapels.com.
Jannie Mae Tucker
Jannie Mae Tucker, 65, of the Plantersville Community, Georgetown, S.C., died on Friday, October 19, 2011 at her residence.
Funeral services were held at 1 p.m. on Thursday, October 25, 2012 at Bethel A.M.E. Church, in the Plantersville Community.
Viewing was held from 6 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday, October 24, 2012 at Wilds Courtyard Chapel.
Mrs. Tucker was born in Georgetown, SC, September 18, 1947, a daughter of Harrison Ford, Sr. and Mrs. Annie Funnye Ford.
She attended Georgetown County Public Schools and formerly worked in the cafeteria of Georgetown County Public Schools.
She was a member of Bethel A.M.E. Church, Plantersville Community.
Her survivors include her husband, Richard Tucker of Georgetown, SC; her son, Richard A. Tucker Jr. of Dallas, Texas; her daughter, April Renee Sauceda of Vanderburgh Air Force Base, California; two brothers, John H. Ford of Georgetown, S.C. and Ernest Ford of Elizabeth, Kent.; her sister, Annie Nora Ford of Georgetown, S.C.; and two grandchildren.
Funeral services arrangements were entrusted to Wilds Funeral Home, LLC.
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