Obituaries, September 27, 2013

  • Thursday, September 26, 2013

John “Buddy” Carter

Mr. John Wesley “Buddy” Carter, age 79, of Hemingway passed away Tuesday, Sept. 24, 2013, surrounded by his loving family, at his daughter’s home. He was the widower of the late Maxine Pope Carter.
Born in Georgetown, he was a son of the late John Benson and Alice Wesley Carter.
He was a life-long farmer, attended Williams Hill Free Will Baptist Church and served in the South Carolina National Guard.
Mr. Carter lost his father when he was 12 years old and was instrumental in raising his brothers and sisters.
He was involved with soil conservation and was a great mediator. He was a benefactor to those in need.
He was an avid horseman, who rode until he was 76, and loved western movies.
Mr. Carter was blessed with a very generous, loving heart and giving spirit and instilled a work ethic in those who worked with and for him.
Survivors include his daughters, Jolla C. Powell and Judy C.(Wiley) Owens; grandchildren, Brandy (Tony) DeHaas, Amy Owens, Matthew (Chasity) Powell, Carter (Jeremy) Walker, and Elizabeth Powell (Robby Dunaway, fiance); great-grandchildren, Sydney DeHaas, Stella DeHaas, Tabbitha Powell, Maxine DeHaas, Johnathan Wesley Powell and Brody Owens; brother, John Nesbit Carter; and sisters, Peggy (Harvey) Harrell, Clifton (Delores) Carter, Bobby (Speck) Wells, Nancy (Richard) Sharpe Gladys Rabon and Johnette Carter (Jimmy) Drayton.
He was predeceased by a son-in-law, Murreil Powell; brothers, J.B. Carter and John Wilber Carter; mother-in-law, Wilma Pope; and sisters, Mary Alice Williams, Oneita Grier and Violet McLaughlin.
Funeral services, conducted by Morris Funeral Home of Hemingway, were held at 4 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 26, 2013, at the Morris Funeral Home Chapel.
Interment followed in the Pine Bluff Cemetery.
The family received friends at the funeral home from 6 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 25, 2013.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the Williams Hill Free Will Baptist Church, 410 Williams Hill Road, Hemingway, SC 29554 or Amedisys Hospice, 137 Professional Lane, Pawley’s Island, SC 29585.
Please sign the guestbook at www.morris-funeralhome.com.

Clifton “CJ” Johnson

Clifton “CJ” Johnson, age 58, of Andrews died on Sunday, Sept. 22, 2013 at his residence.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 26, 2013 at St. Paul A.M.E. Church, conducted by the Rev. Kelly Spann.
Burial followed at the church cemetery.
Visitation was on Thursday in the sanctuary of the church from 11 a.m. until the time of service.
Mr. Johnson was born on June 12, 1955, a son of Mr. Clifton Johnson Sr. and Mrs. Ella Mae Davis Johnson.
Survivors include his siblings, Rovina Cooper of Andrews, Mary Davis, Vivian Johnson, and Debra Stafford, all of Georgetown; and one brother, Israel Johnson of Rose Hill, S.C.
Funeral arrangements are entrusted to Wilds Funeral Home, LLC.

Mary Lambert

Mary Catherine Flegel Lambert, 81, of Andrews, the widow of Ruice L. Lambert Sr., went home to be with the Lord, Tuesday, Sept. 24, 2013 at her residence.
Mrs. Lambert was born the daughter of Rev. William Martin Flegel and Mary Mrytle “Myrt” McCants Flegel on Nov. 27, 1931 in Williamsburg County.
As a daughter of a Pentecostal Holiness minister, she was always active in the churches where her family pastored.
As an adult she continued to devote her life to Christian Ministry serving the church; the community; and her family.
She was a faithful member of the St. Delight Pentecostal Holiness Church where she has lived to see three generations of sanctuaries and buildings.
She has over the years served in many capacities including Sunday School teacher; VBS worker and former director; Women’s Ministry member and former secretary and treasurer for many years; choir member; and a charter member of the Wednesday Morning Women’s Prayer Meeting started in 1958.
In her later years, she loved to travel to Old Fashion Campmeetings around the country.
As part of her personal ministry, Mrs. Lambert was a loyal friend to all who knew her as she would continuously visit and care for friends, church families, and family members.
She loved to sew and did seamstress work for many locals over the years.
She was a member of the Woodman of the World. She severed for many years at the Lambertown Precinct of Georgetown County formerly the poll manager.
Mrs. Lambert was dearly loved by the South Carolina Coon Hunters Club for her famous Pineapple Cake which was auctioned as an organizational fund-raiser for hundreds of dollars. Her legacy is a Christian life committed to acts of selfless giving for her family and her church family; and gave an unconditional love to earn her the distinguished title — A Beloved Godly Mother.
Mary and Ruice were married April 8, 1950 and celebrated 53 years together.
Their home was blessed with five children, Sandra L. (James) Barnhill, Wanda K. Lambert, Marcia L. (John Matthews) Piatt, Ruice Lee “Rooster” (Kathy) Lambert Jr., and Will “Dee” (Denise) Lambert; 12 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; and nine great-great-grandchildren.
She leaves behind one brother, Martin “Donnie” (Donna) Flegel; three sisters, Bee Platt, Hazel (Shelby) Pou, and Patti (Karl) Bankhead; and a large extended family including Jeanette Flegel and numerous nieces and nephews.
She was predeceased by her parents; her husband; and a brother, Charles Flegel.
A Going Home Celebration with Recognition of Distinquished Christian Service will be held at 3 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 27, 2013, at the Saints Delight Pentecostal Holiness Church.
Interment will follow in the Holmes Cemetery, directed by the Andrews Chapel of McKenzie Funeral Home.
Visitation was from 6 to 8 p.m. on Thursday evening, Sept. 26, 2013 in the church sanctuary.
The family extends a special appreciation to the Hospice Care of SC; and Frances Robinson, a devoted care giver for Ms. Lambert and her family.
McKenzie Funeral Home is honored to serve the Lambert family. Condolences may be sent to McKenziechapels.com.

Archie Robinson

Archie Robinson, age 89, of the Beneventum community of Georgetown died on Friday, Sept. 20, 2013 at Tidelands Community Hospice House.
Funeral services were held at 1 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 26, 2013 at Wilds Courtyard Chapel, conducted by Rev. Charles Tucker.
Visitation was on Thursday at the chapel from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Burial followed on Friday, Sept. 27, 2013 at Florence National Cemetery in Florence, S.C.
Mr. Robinson was born on February 1, 1924 in Georgetown, a son of Jerry Robinson Sr. and Josephine Robinson.
He was educated in Georgetown County public schools, and was a United States Army Veteran who served in World War II.
Surviving are his daughter, Willhelmena Strickland of Georgetown; a son, Michael Strickland of Florida City, Fla.; two brothers, Jerry Robinson of the Sampit Community of Georgetown and Samuel Evans of the Santee Community of Georgetown; four sisters, Hattie Tucker and Ruthie Evans, both of Georgetown, and Barbara Pitio and Bishop Mary Ann Maybank, both of Bronx, N.Y.
Funeral service arrangements are entrusted to Wilds Funeral Home, LLC.

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