Obituaries, April 11, 2011

  • Monday, April 11, 2011

Leroy Grant, Jr.

Mr. Leroy Grant, Jr., of Hartford, CT, formerly of Georgetown, SC, departed this life on Sunday, April 3, 2011 at St. Francis Hospital.
Services will be held at 11 a.m. on Monday, April 11, 2011 at W.J. McKnight & Son Chapel, Andrews, SC.
Burial follows in St. Paul AME Church in the Sampit Community, under the direction of McKnight-Fraser Funeral Homes.
Friends may sign a Guest Book at www.McKnightfraserfuneralhomes.com.
Survivors are his wife, Florence McCoy Grant; three sons, Leroy McCoy Freddie McCoy and Nathaniel McCoy; three daughters, Loretta  Duncan, Sandra McCoy and Edith McCoy; his brothers;  Luther Knowlin, Hassie Knowlin and Jimmy Knowlin; his sisters, Juanita Hines, Florence Gasque, Elizabeth Knowlin, Magnolia Knowlin, Dorothy Duncan, Lula Frasier and a host of grandchildren, great-grandchildren.

Jimmy Greene, Sr.

Jimmy Greene, Sr., 78, of 8622 Choppee Road in the Choppee Community of Georgetown, SC, departed this life on Thursday, April 7, 2011 at his residence.
Services will be held 2:00 p.m. Tuesday at Hopewell Missionary Baptist Church in Choppee Community of Georgetown, SC with Boyd McDaniel, officiating.  Burial follows in the Church Cemetery, under the direction of McKnight-Fraser Funeral Homes.  A wake service will be held Monday at Walter S. Fraser Memorial Chapel in Georgetown Monday from 6:00 to 7:00 p.m.
Friends sign a Guest Book at www.McKnightfraserfuneralhomes.com.
Mr. Greene son of the late Henry and Louise Greene was born February 11, 1933  in Georgetown County.  He was educated in Georgetown County Public Schools, he was a member of Hopewell Missionary Baptist Church where he was an ordained deacon.
Survivor are his wife, Mattie R. Greene; five sons, Henry Greene, Jimmy Greene, Dale Greene, Jerome Greene and Eric Greene all of Georgetown, SC; his sisters, Gaither  and Mazie Lee; 11 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren.

Novalene Grier

Novalene Williamson Grier, 89, of Hemingway, a beloved mother and the widow of Olin LeFate Grier, went home to be with the Lord and to join her waiting loved ones on Thursday, April 7, 2011 at Tidelands Community Hospice House.
Mrs. Grier was born a daughter of Henry Eulon Williamson and Olean Lyerly Williamson on March 10, 1922 in Lake City, SC.  
She was a faithful member of the Hemingway Pentecostal Holiness Church.
Her life was the epitome of a Southern mother devoted to her husband, caring for her family, and serving her church and friends.    
Novalene and Olin were married in July, 1938, and celebrated 53 years.
From their blessed union was born three children: Leon LeFate (Vera Nell) Grier, Leona Grier-Poston, and Roger Leo (Margaret) Grier; seven grandchildren, Debbie (Frank) Hayes, Darren (Dale) Grier, Jeffrey (Melissa) Grier, Lee Grier, Roger Grier, Tisha Grier, and Samone Grier ; 4 great grandchildren, Blake, Trey, Rollins, and Jarrett. Surviving in addition is two sisters, Erma W. Grier and Bonnie Lee Sims; and a large family of nieces and nephews.
She was predeceased by her parents; her husband; her son, Roger; two brothers, W.E. Williamson and Alfred Williams; and one sister, Elizabeth Springs.
A Home Going Celebration was at 3 p.m. on Sunday, April 10, 2011 at the Freedom Tabernacle Full Gospel Church with interment in the church cemetery directed by the Hemingway Chapel of McKenzie Funeral Home.  
The visitation was from 6 to 9 p.m. on Saturday evening, April 9, 2011, in the church sanctuary of Freedom Tabernacle, 264 Roy Drive, Hemingway, SC.
Memorials may be made to the Freedom Tabernacle or Tidelands Community Hospice.
McKenzie Funeral Home is honored to serve the Williamson-Grier families.
Online Condolences may be sent to McKenzieFH.com.

Jefferson Herriott

Jefferson Herriott of  Bronx, NY and formerly of Georgetown, SC, died Sunday, April 3, 2011 at Calvary Hospital, Bronx, NY.  Funeral services for   Mr. Herriott will be held 2 p.m. on Wednesday, April 13, 2011 at Mt. Zion AME Church,
Bentumventum Community, Georgetown, SC.  Burial will follow in the church cemetery.
 Mr. Herriott  was born July 7, 1955 in Georgetown County, SC to  Mr. Elijah Herriott and Mrs. Susan Greene Herriott.  He attended Georgetown County Public  Schools  and worked as a Home Healthcare Attendant.
 Since early youth he was a member of Mt. Zion AME Church.
 Survivors include:  hia son,  Dayahan Taylor of Bronx, NY; his siblings: Elijah Herriott, Jr. of Georgetown, SC, Jessie Herriott of New York, NY  and Ernestine Surgeon of Greensboro, NC.
 Viewing will be held from  12 noon on Wednesday, April 13, 2011 in the Sanctuary of Mt. Zion AME Church until the time of service.
 Funeral service arrangements are entrusted to Wilds Funeral Home, LLC.

Archie Mills

Archie Lewis Mills, 65, died Saturday, April 9, 2010, at Georgetown  Memorial Hospital.
Mr. Mills was born in Conway on October 24, 1945, a son of the late Percy Edward Mills, Sr. and Thelma Grace Lewis Mills.  He grew up in Georgetown and attended state and private schools.  He was retired from retail sales and a former caretaker of Elmwood  Cemetery.  Mr. Mills was a member of Trinity  Evangelical Lutheran  Church.
 Surviving are:  a brother, P. Edward Mills, Jr. of Pawleys Island; three sisters, Nina M. Morris (Ted) and Inez M. McElveen, both of Georgetown and Martha Lee Bell of Johnsonville-Hemingway; a half-brother, Charles Kolb (Jane) of Summerville; and a number of nieces and nephews.
 Funeral services will be three o’clock Tuesday afternoon, April 12, 2011, at Trinity Evangelical  Lutheran Church.  Officiating will be Pastor Arden Hallman.  Burial will follow in Pennyroyal Memorial Gardens.
 Sign a guest book at www.mayerfuneralhome.com.
 The family will receive friends at the residence of Nina and Ted Morris, 2023 Loblolly St. in Georgetown, Monday afternoon, April 11, 2011, from four until six.
  Memorials may be made to: Trinity Evangelical Lutheran  Church, 1605  S. Fraser St., Georgetown, S. C. 29440.
  The Georgetown Chapel of Mayer Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Robbie Roberts

Robbie Davis Roberts passed away on April 7, 2011 at the National Naval  Medical Center in Bethesda (MD), from complications which arose following a successful open heart surgery performed on March 1
Mrs. Roberts is survived by: her husband of more than fifty-five years, Wilson Jennings Roberts, Sr. (CDR, USN-ret); as well as a son, W. J. (Chip) Roberts, Jr. and a daughter, Elizabeth R. Glasser, all current residents of Alexandria (VA).  She is also survived by: three siblings, Cheryl Bellune of Georgetown (SC), Bennie Davis of Jacksonville (FL), and Ronald Davis of Atlanta (GA).
Mrs. Roberts was born December 23, 1931 in Fort  Smith, AR, but spent her school-age years in Georgetown (SC).  After graduating from Winyah High School, she attended business school in Charleston and worked at West Chevrolet before marrying and embarking on a busy life as a Navy wife.
In recent years, Mrs. Roberts lived quietly as a resident of the Mount Vernon area of Alexandria (VA) and was a member of The Neighborhood Friends of Mount Vernon which supports efforts to preserve the historic estate of George Washington and was affiliated with Belle Haven Country Club.  She was also an avid gardener and had keen interests in finance and real estate.
The family will be receiving visitors at the Mayer Funeral Home (222 St. James Street) on Wednesday, April 13, from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. and an online guest book is available at www.mayerfuneralhome.com/.  In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to the Georgetown Memorial Hospital, Lights of Love Holiday Fundraising Project, P. O. Box 421718, Georgetown, S. C. 29442.

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