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Obituaries, October 3, 2012

  • Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Judy Altman
 
Judy Ann Altman, 54, of Andrews, S.C. departed this life on Sunday, September 30, 2012 at Georgetown Memorial Hospital.  
Ms. Altman was born the daughter of Andrew Everett Altman and Vera Elizabeth Herring Altman on May 9, 1958 in Georgetown.  
She was a 1976 graduate of Andrews High School and was a former Customer Service Representative with Walmart, Inc.
She was currently employed with Big Lots.  
She was a member of the Piney Forest Baptist Church and a volunteer for the Children’s Miracle Network.
She leaves behind two sisters, Wanda (Tommy) Cox and Barbara Elliott;  two brothers, Michael O. (Ginger) Altman and Allen E. Altman; nieces and nephews, Calvin L. Elliott, Nickie C. Hutto, Dr. J. Ryan Altman, Rhett (Kammi) Cox, Marianne Altman, Alexx E. Altman; and great nieces and nephews, Sully Hutto, Sims Hutto, Banks Hutto and Ava Grace Cox.
She was predeceased by: her parents; and a brother-in-law, J.C. Elliott.
A graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, October 3, 2012, at Andrews Memorial Cemetery, directed by Andrews Chapel of McKenzie Funeral Home.
Visitation was from 6 to 9 p.m. on Tuesday evening, October 2, 2012 at the Andrews Chapel.
Memorials may be made to: First Citizens Bank, P.O. Box 25, Andrews, SC 29510.
McKenzie Funeral Home is honored to serve the Altman family.  
Online condolences may be sent to McKenzieFH.com.

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 great-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-law, 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 were 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 followed 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 was 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.  
Mrs. Bratcher was born the daughter of Olie Lambert and Daisy Cooper Lambert on April 19, 1932, in Georgetown.  
She was a member of the St. Delight Pentecostal Holiness Church and the Fifty-Plus Club of Lambertown Community Center.  
She committed her life to acts of selfless giving for her family and her church family and gave an unconditional love to earn her the distinguished title – Beloved Mother.
She leaves behind her husband; three children, Elizabeth Ann Tucker, Larry (Kathy) Lambert, and Dorothy Marie (Billy) Edwards; seven step-children, David (Mary) Bratcher, Sylvia Gaines, George (Kay) Bratcher, Wayne (Klata) Bratcher, Gene Bratcher, Danny (Wanda) Bratcher, and Sara (Michael) Thacker; 17 grandchildren; 30 great-grandchildren; four great-great-grandchildren; and a sister, Inez Horne.
She was predeceased by: her parents; her first husband; one daughter, Karen Cox; a step-son, Billy Bratcher; and two brothers, Pressley Lambert and Hoyt Lambert.
A Home Going Celebration will be held at 3 p.m. on Wednesday, October 3, 2012, at the St. Delight Pentecostal Holiness Church, with interment in the Pennyroyal Memorial Gardens directed by Andrews Chapel of McKenzie Funeral Home.
Visitation will be from 1 to 3 p.m. on Wednesday, October 3, 2012, prior to 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.

Louise Chisom
 
Louise Glennella Myers Chisom, 83, of  Georgetown, S.C. died Thursday, September 27, 2012 at Tidelands Community Hospice.  
Funeral services for Mrs. Chisom were held at 1 p.m. on Tuesday, October 2, 2012 at  Kingdom Hall of Jehovahs Witnesses. Burial followed in Morning Glory Cemetery.
Mrs. Chisom was born July 10, 1929 in Georgetown, S.C. to Luther Myers and Mrs. Edith McCray Myers.  
She attended the public schools of Georgetown, S.C. and was a member of the Kingdom Hall of Jehovahs Witnesses.
She was a retired retail clerk with Lord & Taylor in New York.
Survivors include her husband, Ernest Chisom of Georgetown; her son, Charlie Green of Columbia, S.C.; her daughter, Jeanette Chisom of Georgetown; one sister, Norma Myers Grant of Georgetown; two brothers, James L. Myers of Birmingham, Ala. and John Harold Scott of Georgetown; one grandson, Taheed Williamson of Georgetown; and one great-granddaughter, Tahesha Williamson of Georgetown.
Funeral service arrangements are entrusted to Wilds Funeral Home.

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 was held at 3 p.m. on Monday, October 1, 2012 at the Six Mile Crossing Church of God.
Interment followed 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 was 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 were held at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, October 2, 2012 at Saints Delight Pentecostal Holiness Church with the Rev. Chris Browder officiating.
Burial followed in the Lambert Cemetery.
The family received friends from 6 to 8 p.m. on Monday at Saints Delight Pentecostal Holiness Church.
Graham Funeral Home of Georgetown was in charge of the arrangements (www.grahamfuneralhome.org).

Robert Griffith

Robert Carl Griffith, husband of the late Ann Bradley Griffith of Myrtle Beach, SC, died at home in Myrtle Beach on Thursday, September 27, 2012.
He was born in Swansea, S.C., a son of the late Reverend Robert Carl Griffith and Bertha Scott Griffith.
He graduated from Easley High School and earned a bachelor’s degree from the University of South Carolina in 1941.
Shortly thereafter, he joined the U.S. Navy and served in World War II.
He retired from the Naval Reserve as a Commander.
Bob and his wife, Ann, were co-owners of Griffith's, Inc. in Georgetown, S.C. prior to their retirement.
Bob and Ann lived in Georgetown for 49 years and moved to Myrtle Beach in 1999.
They were charter members of Wayne United Methodist Church in Georgetown.
Bob later joined the First Presbyterian Church of Myrtle Beach.
He was a past member and former president of the Georgetown Rotary Club and a member of the Board of Directors of First Citizens Bank in Georgetown.
He was involved in many other church and civic activities throughout his life.
In addition to his wife and parents, he was predeceased by a brother, William Garrett Griffith, his wife, Barbara and a nephew, Christopher Griffith.
Bob was a loving husband and a wonderful father and grandfather.
He is survived by his four children and their spouses, Dr. Robert Carl Griffith III (Jill Keally) of Knoxville, Tenn., Jill Forrest Griffith (Dan Riegle) of Myrtle Beach, Mary Bradley Griffith Hirsch (Norman) of Boulder, Colo. and Walter Bradley Griffith (Jane) of Myrtle Beach; a brother, John Harvey Griffith of Kansas City, Mo., nine grandchildren, Maitreya (Anthony) Rich, Meg (Kevin) Counts, Dr. Laura (Drew) Reynolds, Dr. Rob Griffith, Sam Griffith, Beth Griffith, Jenna Griffith, Sarah Griffith and Michele Fuller; five great-grandchildren, Archer Reynolds, Keally Counts, Violet Rich, Palmer Reynolds, Alice Reynolds; and five nieces and nephews, Tim, Jon, Ben, Cyndi and Rhett.
Memorials may be made to Mercy Hospice at 8216 Devon Court, Myrtle Beach, SC 29572 or to Wayne United Methodist Church, 621 Wayne Street, Georgetown, SC 29440, or to any other charity of your choice.
The family held a private memorial service in his honor.
McMillan-Small Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.
An online guestbook is available at www.msfh.net.

Keith McDaniel Sr.

Mr. Keith Ledain McDaniel Sr., age 59, of Hemingway, S.C. passed away Sunday, September 30, 2012, at the Joseph M. Still Burn Center in Augusta following an extended illness.
Keith is the widower of the late Laurie Ann Powell McDaniel, and son of Mrs. Edaphell McDaniel and the late Troy McDaniel.
Survivors include his children, Keith Ledain McDaniel, Jr., Troy “Gene” (Michele) McDaniel, Tracie McDaniel, and Terrie McDaniel; grandchildren, Hailey McDaniel Kailey McDaniel, Ryan Davis, Megan Goff, Justin Bazzle, Jaden Geddings, and WillWill Gedding; great-granddaughter, Faith Marie “Doodles” Lambert; brothers, Barry (Terri) McDaniel, Wendel McDaniel, and Rex (Carlette) McDaniel; and many nieces and nephews. Keith was predeceased by two brothers, Gerald and Earl.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Morris Funeral Home, P.O. Box 158, Hemingway, SC, 29554.
Services will be private.
Please sign the guestbook at www.morris-funeralhome.com.

Eleanor Rutledge
 
Eleanor I. Rutledge, 62, generally known as Tammy, of Pawleys Island, S.C. died Saturday, September 22, 2012 at Tidelands Community Hospice in Georgetown, S.C.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, September 29, 2012 at St. John AME Church, Pawleys Island.
Family visitation was held at 6 p.m. on Friday evening, September 28, 2012 at Wilds Courtyard Chapel.
Mrs. Rutledge was born August 7, 1950 in Elizabeth, New Jersey to Clarence Cuddy and Margaret Hunt Cuddy.
Her secular education was obtained in the Bronx, N.Y. county schools, she graduated with a bachelors degree in Psychology from Mercy College, N.Y. and earned a Masters degree from Lehman College, Bronx, N.Y. in Family School Counseling and Psychology.
She worked as a guidance counselor at McDonald Elementary School; organized and directed a mentoring program called “The Young Leaders” and in her spare time the “Tax Lady” filed tax reports for several constituents.
Survivors include her husband, Melvin Rutledge of Pawleys Island; two sons, Jorge Maldonado of Orlando, Fla. and Mark Maldonado of Springfield, Va.; eight grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; three stepchildren, Trumell Rutledge and Lynn Rutledge of Pawleys Island and Melvin Rutledge Jr. of Fort Polk, La.; one sister, Margaret Shenowski of Missouri; nine grandchildren; three great-grandchildren.

Fred Taraschi


Fred Taraschi, age 54, devoted husband, father, grandfather, uncle, brother and son of Pawleys Island, S.C.  passed away Monday, September 24, 2012 at MUSC Hospital in Charleston, S.C.
Mr. Taraschi was a remarkable husband to Soo Taraschi.  
He was a member of Pawleys Island Community Church and owner of Havana Cabana of Pawleys Island.
Born in Toronto, Canada he was the son to the late Arrigo Taraschi and Liliana Taraschi.
He was God's gift to all of us. His sense of humor and generosity will be remembered by everyone with whom he came in contact.
Fred was the beloved second father to Chris Kirtley and James Kirtley. He was grandfather to Bret Kirtley and the late Christen Kirtley. He is survived by his siblings Pino Taraschi and wife Lorraine, Rico Taraschi and wife Antonella and Maria Rizzuto and husband Pino. Mr. Taraschi was uncle to Alicea and Jessica Taraschi, and Joseph, David and Liana Rizzuto.
A memorial service was held at 10 a.m. on Monday, October 1, 2012 at Pawleys Island Community Church with Pastor Don Williams officiating.  
The family received friends from 6 to 9 p.m. Sunday, September 30, 2012 at Goldfinch Funeral Home, Litchfield/Pawleys Chapel.
Memorial contributions may be made to Teach My People, P.O. Box 2848 Pawleys Island, SC 29585.
An online guestbook is available at www.goldfinchfuneralhome.com/obituaries
Goldfinch Funeral Home, Pawleys/Litchfield Chapel was in charge of the arrangements.

William Teeter Jr.

William Jason Teeter Jr., of Georgetown, S.C., an earthly angel, received his heavenly wings on Wednesday morning, September 26, 2012 at Georgetown Memorial Hospital.
He was born the son of William Jason Teeter and Shannon Michelle Teeter.
He leaves behind: his stepbrother, Shawn Matthew Holm; paternal grandparent, William W. Teeter Jr.; and maternal grandparent, Margaret Ellen Shannon.
He was predeceased by his paternal grandmother, Marian Louise Teeter.
Graveside services were held at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, October 2, 2012 at the Pennyroyal Memorial Gardens, directed by the Georgetown Chapel of McKenzie Funeral Home.
McKenzie Funeral Home was honored to serve the Teeter family.  
Online condolences may be sent to McKenzieFH.com.

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 were held at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, October 2, 2012, at Nesmith Baptist Church.
Burial, directed by Morris Funeral Home of Hemingway, S.C., was in the church cemetery.
The family received 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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