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Obituaries, September 26, 2012

  • Tuesday, September 25, 2012

  • Updated Tuesday, September 25, 2012 5:49 pm


Willie J. Brown, age 56, of Hemingway, S.C.

John Elliott Jr.

John Samuel Elliott Jr., 87, the beloved husband of Mary Bell McCants Elliott, went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday morning, September 25, 2012, at Tidelands Community Hospice House.
A Going Home Celebration will be held at 4 p.m. on Friday, September 28, 2012 at the Andrews First Pentecostal Holiness Church.
Interment will follow in the Andrews Memorial Cemetery, directed by the Andrews Chapel of McKenzie Funeral Home.
Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. on Thursday evening, September 27, 2012, at the Andrews Chapel.
McKenzie Funeral Home is honored to serve the Elliott Family. An Online Family Register is at McKenzieFH.com.

Linda Hayworth

Linda Moore Hayworth, 68, of Pawleys Island, S.C. died Saturday, September 22, 2012, at Tidelands Community Hospice House.
Mrs. Hayworth was born in Pinehurst, N.C. on July 20, 1944, a daughter of the late Richard Henry Moore and Loretta Purvis Moore.
Her father started a business in Asheboro, N.C., and the family moved there when Linda was 5 years old.
Mrs. Hayworth graduated from Asheboro High School in 1962, St. Mary’s College in Raleigh, N.C. in 1964, attended the University of Tennessee in Knoxville, Tenn., and graduated from Hardbarger’s Business College in Raleigh.
She worked in Raleigh for an architectural firm before moving back to Asheboro.
Mrs. Hayworth and her husband moved to Pawleys Island in 1998.
Surviving are her husband of 42 years, William Wade Hayworth of Pawleys Island; two sons, William Brian Hayworth of Wilmington, N.C. and John Reynolds Hayworth of Durham, N.C.; two grandchildren, Jonathan and Abby; a brother, Henry Moore (Charlotte) of Pawleys Island; a brother-in-law, Tom Hayworth (Jane) of Asheboro; one niece; and three nephews.
A visitation will be held from 11 a.m. to noon on Thursday morning, September 27, 2012, at Pugh Funeral Home in Asheboro.
Graveside services will follow the visitation at Oak Lawn Cemetery in Asheboro.
Please share your remembrances and condolences at: www.mayerfuneralhome.com and www.pughfuneralhome.com.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials to: Tidelands Community Hospice, Inc., 2591 N. Fraser St., Georgetown, S.C. 29440.
The Georgetown Chapel of Mayer Funeral Home is assisting the family.

William Holmes

Captain, U.S. Navy Retired – William H Holmes, age 91, of Pawleys Island, S.C. was a wonderful loving Dad who loved the Lord our God as a humble servant and ended his life here on earth September 20, 2012.
Mr. Holmes was born in Georgia, graduated from Georgia Tech in Industrial Engineering, and served in the Atlantic and Pacific Theaters during WWII, and the Korean Conflict.
He received numerous medals, including the Presidential Citation.
Mr. Holmes retired from the U.S. Navy as a Captain, serving 26 years.
He was employed 40+ years at Southern Bell Telephone Company, working in several departments, and retired in Columbia, S.C.
He was an active member of the Sertoma Service Club for 45 years.
Mr. Holmes and his family lived in Chapin, SC where he served at Chapin United Methodist Church as Chairman of the administrative board and the financial secretary.
His final 10 years were active in Pawleys Island, SC, serving on the board of the library and Condominium boards and was an active member of St Paul Waccamaw United Methodist Church.
Mr. Holmes is survived by his son, William M Holmes and wife Karen of Wilmington, N.C.; and his daughter, Cindy Lee Mannella and husband Mark of Winter Garden, Fla.
He was pre-deceased by his wife Vera of 58 years of marriage; and his son, Kenneth.
A memorial service was held on Sunday, Sept. 23 at 5 p.m. at St. Paul’s Waccamaw United Methodist Church in Pawleys Island, S.C.
The burial service was held on Tuesday, Sept. 25 at 11 a.m. at Westover Memorial Park Cemetery in Augusta, Ga.
Express condolences at www.goldfinchfuneralhome.com/obituaries.
Goldfinch Funeral Home, Beach Chapel was in charge of arrangements.

Joyce McLeod
Joyce McLeod, 90, of Georgetown, S.C. passed away Friday, September 21, 2012 at Tidelands Community Hospice House.
Born on April, 8, 1922, in Georgetown, she was a daughter of the late Captain Ben McLeod and the late Mamie Parham.
Mrs. McLeod was a member of First Baptist Church, a graduate of Coker College and was a former English teacher.
Her love for the fine arts led her to becoming a stage actress and starring in many stage productions.
Mrs. McLeod also enjoyed gardening and was a lover of animals.
Survivors include four nephews, James S. Bass III (Diane) of Beaufort and Ben McLeod Jr., Bob McLeod, and Bruce McLeod, all of Maryland; a niece, Betsy Craft (Jack) of Maryland; a sister-in-law, Elizabeth McLeod of Maryland; and a number of great nieces and great nephews.
She was preceded in death by a sister, Hazel Bass; and a brother, Ben McLeod.
A graveside service was held at 3 p.m. on Sunday, September 23, 2012 in Pennyroyal Memorial Gardens with the Rev. Ted Sherrill officiating.
Memorials may be made to the St. Frances Animal Shelter, 125 N. Ridge St. Georgetown, SC 29440.
Graham Funeral Home of Georgetown was in charge of the arrangements.
Online guestbook can be found at www.grahamfuneralhome.org.

Eleanor Rutledge
Eleanor I. Rutledge, 62, generally known as Tammy of Pawleys Island, S.C. died Saturday, September 22, 2012 at Tidelands Community Hospice, Georgetown, S.C.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, September 29, 2012 at St. John AME Church, Pawleys Island, S.C.
Family visitation will be held 6 p.m. on Friday evening, September 28, 2012 at Wilds Courtyard Chapel.
Mrs. Rutledge was born August 7, 1950 in Elizabeth, N.J. 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, Mark Maldonago of Orlando, Fla. and Jorge Maldonago of Springfield, Va.; 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; and three great-grandchildren.


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