Obituaries, September 18, 2013

  • Tuesday, September 17, 2013


Edna McComb Muser, of New Jersey, formerly of Pawleys Island


Edna Thompson

Edna Lynne Thompson, 61, passed away on Saturday, September 14, 2013 at Georgetown Memorial Hospital.
Born on September 4, 1952, in Georgetown County, she was a daughter of the late Thomas David Thompson and the late Pearlie Josephine Plyler.
Ms. Thompson attended Andrews Free Will Baptist Church of the Pentecostal Faith.
Survivors include two sons, David Lowe of Georgetown and Jon Lowe of Oregon; two grandchildren, Barron Lowe and Kaylin Lowe; two sisters, Dorothy McClellan (James), Emma Hathaway, both of Georgetown; two brothers, Stanley Thompson and Mark Thompson, both of Georgetown; and a number of nieces and nephews.
She was preceded In death by her husband, Glenn Lowe; and a brother, David Thompson.
A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. on Friday, September 20, 2013 at Andrews Free Will Baptist Church of the Pentecostal Faith, with the Rev. Greg Cannon officiating.
The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the church.
Memorials may be made to Andrews Free Will Baptist Church of the Pentecostal Faith, 116 Gibson St., Georgetown, SC 29440
Graham Funeral Home of Georgetown is in charge of the arrangements (www.grahamfuneralhome.org).

Jahi Williams-Simmons

Jahi Williams-Simmons, of Concord, N.C., formerly of Georgetown, died on August 31, 2013 at Carolina Medical Center Northeast in Concord, N.C.  
At the time of his death he was surrounded by loving family members, his wife, Sylvia; sister-in-law, Clara; niece, Tia; nephew, Shakiel; and cousins, Mary, Alicia and Reggie.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 7, 2013 at Mt. Zion Baptist Church.
Viewing took place on Friday at the Wilds Courtyard Chapel from 7:30 to 9 p.m.  
His eulogy was conducted by Rev. Charles Lewis of Washington Heights Baptist Church, Bronx, N.Y.  
Mr. Williams-Simmons was born in Georgetown and graduated from Howard High School.  
Further studies were pursued in New York City at Lehman College, Bronx Community College and Adelphi University of Long Island, N.Y.
He retired from the State of New York as a recreational therapist in 2007.  
He was also the co-founder and chair, along with his wife, of Survival Instinct-The Network, Inc., a cancer awareness organization; A.L.I.A., an intergenerational leadership program; and Jam-Ah-J Music Production.
Mr. Williams-Simmons was also the director/producer of his television show, “CHAT TV.”
A Message from his wife...
If you truly knew him then you truly loved him, and if you truly loved him then you were physically present with him in mind, body and spirit.
My husband...A great man and a quiet strength and I'll love him today as I did yesterday and tomorrow as I do today.
Surviving are his wife, Sylvia Williams-Simmons of Concord, N.C.; two children, Jamaal and Rosena Simmons; a granddaughter, Zakiyah; his mother, Rebecca Simmons; 10 siblings, Oliver Jr., Mollie, James, Elva, Marthena, Arthur, Roy, David, Stella and Linda; and nieces, nephews and other family members and friends.

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