Obituaries, September 13, 2013

  • Thursday, September 12, 2013


George Hutchinson age 88 of Hemingway


Herbert Bellune

Herbert Skinner Bellune, age 63, of Georgetown, widower of Wanda Gerrald Bellune, died Tuesday, Sept. 3, 2013, at his residence.
Mr. Bellune was born in Georgetown on May 29, 1950, a son of the late Brightman Skinner Bellune and Ruth Eloise Eidson Bellune.  
He grew up Georgetown, graduated from Winyah High School, and attended Lander College.  
Mr. Bellune worked with several Dodge dealerships in Georgetown County until his retirement. He loved hunting and fishing.
Surviving are his stepson, Travis M. Edwards (April) of Myrtle Beach; two sisters, Ruth B. Allee (Bill) of Greenville and Frances B. Gilliland of King George, Va.; and a niece, Cheryl Allee of Mauldin.
Memorial services were held at 2 p.m. on Saturday afternoon, Sept. 7, 2013, at the Pennyroyal Memorial Gardens Mausoleum Chapel.  
Officiating was the Rev. Dr. Dora Gafford.
Sign a guestbook at www.mayerfuneralhome.com.
Memorials are suggested to: Georgetown County Museum, 632 Prince St., Georgetown, SC 29442 or to Duncan Memorial United Methodist Church, 901 Highmarket St., Georgetown, SC 29440.
The Georgetown Chapel of Mayer Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Robert Fogarty Jr.

Robert S. Fogarty Jr. died in the company of his family on Sept. 11 due to complications from Myasthenia Gravis and cancer.  
He was a loving husband and family man, a loyal patriot, a scholar, an accomplished basketball player, and a titan of American industry.  
He was predeceased by his sister, Catherine F. Whalen; and his parents, Robert S. and Christine Fogarty.  
His wife Harriett, daughters Paula and Lea, and son Dean survive him.
A native of Poughkeepsie, N.Y., Mr. Fogarty served as a member of the U.S. Air Force in the Korean War.  
A Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Wofford College in 1959, he headed the State Student Legislature of South Carolina, was a member of the Senior Order of Gnomes, a member of Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity, and member of Wofford's championship debate and basketball teams.  
His illustrious career commenced at Burlington Industries in South Hill, Va., where Fogarty met and wed Harriette Moseley.  
His career evolved in California where he successfully turned around a furniture division for Schlumberger.  
He went on to re-structure many companies in the furniture industry.  
His most significant accomplishment of this kind was the turnaround of General Interiors that included such brands as Pennsylvania House and Kittinger.  
Considered as the industry's most classic turn around, his General Interiors achievement is the subject of chapter six in his protégé and beloved friend, Mike Dugan's, The Furniture Wars.  
His last company turnaround was that for Kindel Furniture Company, which he took from a sleepy cabinet shop to America's ultra-luxury maker of traditional home furnishings while under Fogarty's 27 years of leadership.
Awarded an honorary doctorate from the Kendall College of Art and Design in 2005, Fogarty's visionary contributions to the American furniture industry were recognized.  
Of the many honors he received throughout his career, the most meaningful to him was the Horatio Alger Award, bestowed in 1971.  
One of his greatest passions was the fight to stem the tide of American job losses to foreign imports as a member of the American Manufacturer's Trade Action Coalition with his friend, Roger Milliken.  
Fogarty made his home near Pawleys Island for the last 20 years.  
A memorial service will be held in the near future in Pawleys Island.   
Donations may be made to the Fogarty Fund at Wofford College, 429 North Church Street, Spartanburg, SC, 29303-3663.
Condolences may be made at: www.burroughsfh.com
The Burroughs Funeral Home and Cremation Services of Murrells Inlet is in charge of arrangements.

Harvey Lambert

Harvey Lee Lambert, age 70, of Georgetown died Wednesday, Sept. 11, 2013, at Prince George Healthcare Center.
Mr. Lambert was born in Georgetown on June 11, 1943, a son of the late Solomon Lambert and Lena Mae Micheau Lambert.  
He grew up in Georgetown County and attended Georgetown County schools.  
Mr. Lambert served in the U.S. Coast Guard and retired from Georgetown Steel as a crane operator.  
He attended Georgetown Church of God.
Surviving are his wife, Jerri Trimnal Lambert of Georgetown; a son, Ronnie Lambert of North Carolina; two stepsons, Keith and Lance Lambert, both of Georgetown; a stepdaughter, Tiffany Lambert of Georgetown; six grandchildren, Kimberly Lambert of Jamestown, Adrienne, Breanna, Ethan and Dalanie Lambert, all of Georgetown, and Railyn Taylor of Georgetown; five brothers, Gary and Clyde Lambert, Jimmy Chance, Ronnie Shealy, and Bobby Mills; and three sisters, Betty Shuler, Naomi Parker, and Judy Davis.
In addition to his parents, Mr. Lambert was predeceased by a sister, Joyce Quickland; and a brother, Donnie Shealy.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. on Friday afternoon, Sept. 13, 2013, at Georgetown Church of God.  Officiating will be the Rev. Ossie Dees.
Burial will follow at Sampit United Methodist Church Cemetery.
Sign a guestbook at: www.mayerfuneralhome.com.
The family received friends from 6 to 8 p.m. on Thursday evening, Sept. 12, 2013, at the Georgetown Chapel of Mayer Funeral Home.

Michael Quaranta

Michael Quaranta, age 85, the husband of Nancy Lazarew Quaranta of Pawleys Island, departed this life on Sunday, Sept. 8, 2013 at Waccamaw Community Hospital.
Mr. Quaranta was born the son of Antonio Quaranta and Lucy Latoria Quaranta on May 25, 1928.  
He was a retired employee with Black Dot Typographers.  
He was a U.S. Army veteran where served as a CPL military policeman.
Mr. Quaranta was passionate about baseball from his youngest days.  
His baseball career included: playing baseball all over Japan while in the military; played minor league baseball for the Chicago Cubs farm team; and serving as an umpire for Pony League and Little League baseball all over Chicago.  
Mr. Quaranta also loved bowling and golfing of which he played in numerous Chicago leagues several of which he served as president.
Michael and Nancy were married on June 19, 1994 and celebrated 20 years together.  
He was blessed with three children, Vicki Lynn Fetterman, Michael J. Quaranta, Marita Sommerville; a stepson, Steven (Bonnie) Nestel; and six grandchildren, Scott, Stacy, Frank, Renee, Marie, and Katy.  
He is also survived by a brother, Lewis “Chuck” Quaranta.
He was predeceased by his parents; and a brother, Anthony Quaranta.
A memorial service will be held at 3 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 16, 2013, at St. Paul’s Waccamaw United Methodist Church, directed by the Georgetown Chapel of McKenzie Funeral Home.
A reception in honor of Mr. Quaranta will follow service in the church fellowship hall.
McKenzie Funeral Home is honored to serve the Quaranta family.  Online condolences may be sent to McKenziechapels.com.

Carl Vereen Sr.

Carl E. Vereen Sr., age 64, of Andrews, formerly of Murrells Inlet, loving husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather, died Wednesday, Sept. 11, 2013 at the Medical University of South Carolina.
Born in Newport, Va., he was a son of the late Benjamin and Dorothy Vereen.
Mr. Vereen graduated from Socastee High School. He was the owner of Carl’s Construction Company.  
He was a member of Earle United Methodist Church and was a former Mason and Shriner. Mr. Vereen loved farming and was an avid NASCAR fan.
Survivors include his wife of 44 years, Linda Vereen of Murrells Inlet; a daughter, Charlene and her husband Jeff Smith of Murrells Inlet; a son, Carl Vereen Jr. of Andrews; brothers, Benny Vereen and his wife Cheryl of Lanes., Joey Vereen and wife Linda of Andrews, and Timmy Vereen and wife Tricia of Andrews; grandchildren, Kyrie Bell, Glen Bell Jr., Brandon Bell and Jeremy Vereen; great-grandchildren, Lillian Rose and Drake Scott; five nieces and nephews; four great-nephews; and one great-niece.
A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 14, 2013 at Earle United Methodist Church with Rev. Bob Huggins officiaiting.  
The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 13, 2013 at Goldfinch Funeral Home, Beach Chapel.
Burial will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday in the Vereen Cemetery on McDowell Shortcut Road.
An online guestbook is available at www.goldfinchfuneralhome.com/obituaries
Goldfinch Funeral Home, Beach Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

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