Obituaries, September 6, 2013

  • Thursday, September 5, 2013


Beatrice Brown, age 66, of Johnsonville, S.C.
Warren Singletary, age 60, of Johnsonville, S.C.


Jason Altman

Jason Ryan Altman, age 43, of Andrews died of natural causes on Wednesday, Sept. 4, 2013, at his residence.
Mr. Altman was born in Georgetown on Dec. 22, 1969, a son of the late Charlie Davis Altman and Thelma Bone Altman.
He grew up in Georgetown and graduated from Andrews Academy.
Mr. Altman attended Horry Georgetown Technical College and worked for SafeRack Manufacturing in Andrews.
He was a member of Sampit United Methodist Church.
Mr. Altman enjoyed hunting and fishing and was a loving father.
Surviving are a daughter, Caroline Scott Altman of Georgetown; a son, Daniel Ryan Altman of Georgetown; his former wife, Lea Scott of Georgetown; two uncles; and an aunt.
Memorial services will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday morning, Sept. 7, 2013, at the Georgetown Chapel of Mayer Funeral Home.
Officiating will be the Rev. John Williams.
Sign a guestbook at: www.mayerfuneralhome.com.
Memorials are suggested to: Sampit United Methodist Cemetery Fund, P.O. Box 2595, Georgetown, SC 29442.

Ruth Anderson

Ruth Marlene Jasper Anderson, 76, Andrews, the widow of Francis Walter Anderson, went home to be with the Lord on Monday, Sept. 2, 2013 at her residence.
Mrs. Anderson was born the daughter of George Jasper and Katie Bollinger Jasper on March 6, 1937 in Valley County, Montana. She was a retired employee with Swinnie Supply Company.
She was a member of the Bethel United Methodist Church. She committed her life to acts of selfless giving for her family and her church family; and gave an unconditional love to earn her the distinguished title — Beloved Mother.
She leaves behind two children, Johnnie Francis (Sheila) Anderson and Gary Edward (Andrea) Anderson; four grandchildren, Debbie (Trey) Pope, Amy (Hagan) Garrison, Mary (Justin) Anderson Wheeler, and Sean Anderson; five great-grandchildren, Alexis, Drew, Dawson, Morgan, and Bailey; a sister, Violet (Butch) Jenkins; three sisters-in-law, Pauline Jasper, Dianne Anderson and Betsy Limposis; a brother-in-law, Allen Anderson; and a very special friend and caregiver, Margaret Oliver.
Mrs. Anderson was predeceased by her parents; her husband; two brothers, Bob Jasper and Johnnie Jasper; three sisters, Mary Norcutt, Jennie Kamer and Clara Anderson; three brothers-in-law, Bill, Parker and Charles Anderson; and four sisters-in-law, Valeria Johnson, Gladis Oliver, Earnisteen Richardson, and Eunice Flowers.
A Going Home Celebration will be held at 10 a.m. on Saturday morning, Sept. 7, 2013, at the Bethel United Methodist Church.
Interment will follow in the church cemetery, directed by the Andrews Chapel of McKenzie Funeral Home.
The Anderson family will receive family and friends immediately following the service in the Church Fellowship Hall.
McKenzie Funeral Home is honored to serve the Anderson family.

Lucille Balcom

Lucille "Lulu" Parsons Balcom, age 100, of Palm Beach, Fla., widow of Ronald Bush Balcom, passed away August 29, 2013 at her home in Fisher's Island, N.Y.
She was born on November 1, 1912 in Montclair, N.J.
Mrs. Balcom was the daughter of Jay Lester Parsons and Lucille Myers Parsons.
She grew up in Orange, N.J. and attended Miss Porter's School in Farmington, Conn.
She was married to and divorced from George Vanderbilt.
During World War II she did volunteer work with the American Red Cross.
In 1950, she and Ronnie Balcom were married in Palm Beach, Fla. at her home.
She was an exceptional golfer and at the age of 16 hit her first of 10 "holes-in-one."
She was also an excellent skier and she and Ronnie spent much of their time skiing in Vail, Colo. and Klosters, Switzerland.
Her greatest love in life was travelling and there were few places in the world that she had not been.
Mrs. Balcom was an extremely talented artist and was well known for her unique, primitive paintings.
Most of her original three-dimensional paintings depict scenes from the Caribbean and New England.
She was predeceased by her beloved husband of 44 years and her brother, Jay Lester Parsons Jr.
She is survived by her daughter, Lucille V. Pate; two grandsons, Philip V. Brady and Robert M. Balding (Eve); a granddaughter, Dawn B. Pate (Fen); four great-granddaughters, Allston Pate, Emerson Pate, Margaret Balding and Sara Balding, all of Georgetown; her sister, Emily Parsons Ridgway of Short Hills, N.J.; and a step-sister, Horace Bailey.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks that you donate to the Island Health Project, P.O. Box 344, Fisher's Island, NY 06390.

John “JW” Cribb Sr.

John William “JW” Cribb Sr., a beloved father and the husband of Katherine Charlene “Kathy” Blake Cribb of Georgetown, went home to be with the Lord on Sunday morning, Sept. 1, 2013 at his residence.
Mr. Cribb was born the son of John Daniel Cribb and Maggie Inez Cox Cribb on December 17, 1945 in Williamsburg County.
He was a retired crane operator with Georgetown Steel Mill. He was a U.S. Army veteran.
JW and Kathy were married on June 30, 1972 and celebrated 41 years together.
Their home was blessed with three children, Melissa C. (William) Pino, John William “Billy” (Jennifer) Cribb Jr., and Amanda Lee C. (Adam) Wilson; 10 grandchildren, Shane, Mattthew, Whitney, Mason, Emma Grace, Abigail, Payton, Timothy, Kristen, and Madison; his mother; a sister; Doris Inez Cribb (Thomas) Moore; and a number of nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by his father; and a brother, Joe Daniel Cribb.
A memorial service was held at 6 p.m. on Thursday evening, Sept. 5, 2013, at the Victory Free Will Baptist Church, directed by the Georgetown Chapel of McKenzie Funeral Home.
The Cribb family received family and friends immediately after the service in the Church Fellowship Hall.
McKenzie Funeral Home was honored to serve the Cribb family.

Charlotte “Dollie” Grate

Charlotte “Dollie” Washington Grate, 71, died on Sept. 3, 2013 at Tidelands Community Hospice.
Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. on Saturday, Sept., 7, 2013 at Friendship St. Mary A.M.E. Church in the Annie Village Community where Rev. Harvey J. Doctor is pastor.
The eulogy will be delivered by Rev. Arthur Ford, pastor of St. Mark A.M.E. Church.
Visitation will take place from 5 p.m. until 7 p.m. on Friday at the Wilds Courtyard Chapel.
Mrs. Grate was born on November 30, 1941 in Georgetown County, a daughter of Minister Phillip Washington and Mrs. Lottie Kelly Washington.
Her parents, four brothers and four sisters all predeceased her.
Her marriage to Zacharius Grate Sr. was blessed with the births of seven children. Mr. Grate, a son, Phillip and a beloved daughter-in-law, Clara, are also deceased.
Survivors include six children, Tesla Tucker, Zacharius Grate Jr., Lloyd Grate, Linda Washington, Ray Grate and Kiala Davis; a sister, Carolyn Walker; and 17 grandchildren and great grandchildren.
Funeral services are entrusted to Wilds Funeral Home, LLC.

Virginia White

Virginia Young White, age 86, of the Yauhannah/Pee Dee section of Georgetown County, died on Sept. 1, 2013 at her residence.
Funeral services were held on Thursday, Sept. 5, 2013 at Trinity A.M.E. Church, conducted by Rev. McNeil Evans.
Burial followed in the church cemetery.
Mrs. White was born on April 22, 1927, a daughter of Mr. Gillen Brown and Ms. Josephine Young.
She was married to Leroy White, who preceded her in death.
Survivors include, four daughters, Frances Evelyn Myers, Mary Lee Tucker-Bromell, and Joyce Ann Greene (Jimmie), all of the Plantersville Community, and Ernestine D. White-Penn (Thomas) of Throggs Neck, N.Y.; and two sons, Cubit Leon White of Hemingway and Joe Wilford White of Englewood, N.J.
Funeral arrangements were entrusted to Wilds Funeral Home.

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