Obituaries, October 31, 2012

  • Tuesday, October 30, 2012


John Arthur Brown, age 56, of Georgetown, S.C.


Charles Casselman

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.

Dorothy Kirtley

Dorothy M. Kirtley, age 89, of Kings Grant died Saturday, October 27, 2012 at Agape Senior.
Born in St. Albans, WV, she was the daughter of the late Hugh and Sylvia Miles.  
Mrs. Kirtley was a member of Scary Freewill Baptist Church in W.Va.  
She was preceded in death by her husband Marshall Simms Kirtley and great granddaughter Christen Kirtley.
Survivors include sons James Larck of California and Marshall and wife Danita Kirtley of Georgetown; grandchildren, Chris Kirtley and wife Robin of Georgetown and James Kirtley of California; and great-grandchild Bret Kirtley.
Memorial donations may be made to the National Kidney Foundation of South Carolina, 500 Taylors St., Ste. 101 Columbia, SC 29201.
Services will be private
Sign an online guestbook at www.goldfinchfuneralhome.com.
Goldfinch Funeral Home, Beach Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

Ione Merchant

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.

Anne Mulhern

Anne Joan Mulhern of Yonkers, NY, passed from this present life early morning Tuesday, Oct . 16th, 2012.
After fighting the good fight against numerous complications, Our Lord in His mercy took His servant Anne home to eternal glory.
She lived her life loving and devoted to her three children Sharon Anne Mulhern, Patricia Anne Foley and her husband Joseph, and John Michael Mulhern and his wife Claire; her six grandchildren Daniel Ortiz and his wife, Jaime, Lorraine Dunn and her husband Brian, Kellen, Kyle, Charlotte and Veronica Mulhern; and her three great grandsons Aidan Patrick and Ryan Daniel Ortiz and Logan Thomas Dunn.
She was waiting with excited anticipation the arrival of her fourth great-grandchild — Baby Dunn.
Anne was born in Philadelphia, Pa. on March 18, 1922 and was always a Philadelphia girl at heart.
She was a proud graduate from John J. Hallahan Catholic School for girls and was one of only a handful of women who worked for Publicker Industrial Alcohol and Chemicals during World War II.
She would always tell you the cradle of American Independence was Philadelphia, proudly citing Independence Hall, Constitution Hall, the Liberty Bell and the Betsy Ross House where the first American flag was made.
She never had a Philly Cheese Steak outside of Philadelphia that was up to a REAL Philly Cheese Steak.
And during her 60 years in Yonkers, N.Y., she introduced hundreds of people to the history of her beloved Philadelphia Mummers and String Bands.
She married John (Jack) Mulhern in 1950 and Jack's job took them to Yonkers, N.Y. where she spent the rest of her days.
After raising her three children Anne returned to the workforce where she rose from a Sales Clerk at Genung's Dept. Store to a Benefits Analyst Manager with General Foods.
She retired from Phillip Morris (General Foods) in 1987.
She then devoted her life to caring for her husband Jack who predeceased her Oct. 10, 1995, all the while she continued to devote her life to loving, caring and enjoying her family, most especially her grandchildren and more recently her great grandchildren.
Anne was a true and loyal friend to many. She spent the last several years wintering in South Carolina with her daughter Patsy and son-in-law Joe where she volunteered on Saturdays at Father Pat's Breakfast kitchen where she is dearly missed by guests to the kitchen and volunteers alike.
Anne's passing is felt deeply by her family and friends but her return home to God her Savior is rejoiced by all. May she rest in peace.
A Memorial Service to celebrate Anne’s life will be held on Sunday, November 4, 2012, at 4 p.m., at her home in Murrells Inlet.  
All who shared in her life are invited to attend. Please call Patsy for directions.

Jannie Mae Tucker

Jannie Mae Tucker, 65, of the Plantersville Community, Georgetown, S.C., died on Friday, October 19, 2012 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 Vandenburgh 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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