Obituaries, August 7, 2013

  • Tuesday, August 6, 2013


Manuel Dequan Goss, age 19, of Hemingway, S.C.
Evelyn T. Mitchell, age 48, of Hemingway, S.C.


William Crowe

William E. “Bill” Crowe, age 89, of the Litchfield Commmunity of Pawleys Island, passed away peacefully at home on Saturday, August 3, 2013.
Born in Greenville, S.C., he was a son of the late Roy Edgar Crowe and Montine Wright Crowe.
He was a U.S. Army Air Corps veteran, flying heavy bombers during World War II and a former general manager in sporting apparel manufacturing.
In addition to his parents, Bill was predeceased by a son, Ronald Crowe; a sister, Juanita Baldwin; three brothers, Lawrence, O.O. and Teddy Crowe.
He is survived by his loving wife of 66 years, Doris; two sons, Bill Crowe Jr. of Charleston, S.C. and Mike Crowe of Greenville; four grandchildren, Geoffrey and Dana Crowe, and Jodi Rubio and Christi Dather; five great-grandchildren; one brother, Ronnie Olan Crowe; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Graveside services will be held at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, August 7, 2013 at Woodlawn Memorial Park Cemetery in Greenville.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Bill’s name to Pawleys Island Community Church, 10304 Ocean Highway, Pawleys Island, SC 29585 or the Alzheimer’s Association, 2090 Executive Hall Road, Suite 130, Charleston, SC 29407.
Sign a guestbook at www.goldfinchfuneralhome.com.
Goldfinch Funeral Home, Beach Chapel is handling the arrangements.

Walter Ethridge Jr.

Walter “W.B.” Blease Ethridge Jr., age 73, of Andrews died Saturday, August 3, 2013, at Waccamaw Community Hospital in Murrells Inlet.
Mr. Ethridge was born in Andrews on November 23, 1939, a son of the late Walter Blease Ethridge and Dorothy Corine Elliott Ethridge.  
He grew up in Andrews and graduated from Andrews High School.  
Mr. Ethridge was the owner of W.B. Ethridge Jr. Masonry and a founding member of Lucky 13 Hunting Club.  
He was a member of Piney Forest Baptist Church, where he was a former brotherhood director.
Surviving are his wife, Nina McConnell Ethridge of Andrews; a son, Greg Ethridge of Andrews; two daughters, Gina E. Bauer (Ralph) and Nancy Cooper (Jason), both of Andrews; four grandchildren, Jeremy Alford, and Zachary (Kayla), Makinley, and Maddux Cooper; two great-grandchildren, Kaydn and Braydn Cooper; and four sisters, Corine Mixon and Bobbie Newton (Dan), both of Andrews, Geraldine Filiberti of Mount Pleasant, and Dale Wallace (Howard) of Winston-Salem, N.C.
Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. on Tuesday morning, August 6, 2013, at Piney Forest Baptist Church.  
Officiating was the Rev. Craig Stephenson and the Rev. Jerry Cox. Burial followed in Andrews Memorial Cemetery.
The family received friends from 6 to 8 p.m. on Monday evening, August 5, 2013, at the Andrews Chapel of Mayer Funeral Home.
Sign a guestbook at: www.mayerfuneralhome.com.
Memorials are suggested to: Piney Forest Baptist Church, 656 Piney Forest Rd., Andrews, SC 29510.

Janie Ford

Janie Gibson Ford, age 99, of the Dunbar Community of Georgetown, the wife of the late Deacon Henry Ford Sr., died on Tuesday, July 30, 2013 at Prince George Nursing Home in Georgetown.
Funeral services was held at 2 a.m. on Saturday, August 3, 2013 at Mount Olive Missionary Baptist Church in the Dunbar Community, with the Rev. Dr. Eddie Gamble Jr. officiating.
Burial followed in the church cemetery. The remains lay in  state in the sanctuary of the church from noon until the hour of service.
Viewing was held from 6 to 8 p.m. on Friday, August 2, 2013 at Linen-Knox Funeral Home Chapel, 1632 Emanuel Street in Georgetown.
Ms. Ford is survived by her loving children; one daughter, Lila Ford Grimmage of the Lanes Creek Community of Georgetown; two sons, Jessie Linen of the Dunbar Community, and Henry Ford Jr. of Baltimore, Md.; and a host of loving grandchildren, nieces, nephews and many other relatives and friends.
Linen-Knox Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Thomas Latstetter

Thomas E. Latstetter, age 85, of Pawleys Island passed away August 5, 2013, at Tidelands Community Hospice in Georgetown.
Born in Clarksburg, W.Va., he was the son of the late Thomas Eugene Latstetter and Virginia Morgan Latstetter McClure.
Thomas attended Penn State University and graduated from Fairmont State College. He retired from U.S. Steel management in Pittsburgh, Pa., after 35 years. At the very end of World War II, Tom, as a 17-year-old, served on a destroyer in the U.S. Navy.
Thomas is survived by his wife, Patricia Nuzum Latstetter, three children, Deborah L. Klett (David), Jeffrey T. Latstetter (Judy) and Anne Christine Latstetter Butler; three grandchildren, Gary Klett (Nancy), Jeffery Butler, and Colin Butler; three great-grandchildren; a brother, Robert M. McClure; and a sister, Anna McClure Hall.
A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. at Pawleys Island Presbyterian Church on Friday, August 9, 2013.
Sign a guestbook at www.mayerfuneralhome.com.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to: Tidelands Community Hospice, 2591 N. Fraser St., Georgetown, SC  29440.
Georgetown Chapel of Mayer Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Retha Morse

Retha “Rita” May Morse, age 87, of Georgetown, the widow of Lincoln Morse, went home to be with the Lord on Friday, August 2, 2013, at the Tidelands Community Hospice House.
Mrs. Morse was born the daughter of Tom Strickland and Pearl Strickland on May 14, 1926 in Spring Hope, NC.  She committed her life to acts of selfless giving for her family, and an unconditional love to earn her the distinguished title – Beloved Mother.
She leaves behind:  four children, Carol Christine (Chris) Iverson, Lynn Beaulieu, Buck Lee Beaulieu, and Jim Dean Morse; ten grandchildren, Ellen Gumusdear, Ashley Thomas, Austin Smothers, Jody Whalens, Johnny Lowe, Todd Beaulieu, Sierra Beaulieu, Lori Iverson, Amanda Beaulieu, and Stephany Ann Beaulieu; and sixteen great-grandchildren.
She was predeceased by her parents; her husband; a son, George Stephen Beaulieu; three brothers, Gilbert Strickland, Gerly Strickland, Zilly Pike; and a sister, Ida Strickland.
The Morse Family received family and friends from 5 to 7 p.m. on Tuesday evening, August 6, 2013 at the Georgetown Chapel.
No services have been planned at this time.
McKenzie Funeral Home is honored to serve the Morse family.  
Online condolences may be sent to McKenziechapels.com.

Lillian Watson

We are sad to announce the passing of a special lady, Lillian Marjorie Thompson Watson, 91, on July 29, 2013 at the Permian Regional Hospital in Andrews, Texas.
Lillian was born May 16, 1922 in Montreal, Quebec.
She was married to John Cecil Watson, of Toronto in March of 1950 and for the next 50 years and until his death, followed him across the U.S. and Canada in pursuit of the perfect golf course job.
She is survived by a sister; Mildred Draycott of Calgary, Alberta; a daughter, Johanna Watson of Frederick, Md.; a son and daughter-in-law, Johnnie and Judy Watson of Andrews, Texas; four grandchildren, Thompson Toth (Andrea), Meghan Toth, Derek Watson, Jazzlyz Watson (Fabian Subia); and two great-granddaughters, Annelises Goodrum Toth and Lillian Toth.
Lillian served in the RCAF during World War II. She was an avid golfer with hole-in-one history.
A great joy in later life was her stint as a Pink Lady at PRMC.
Her great love of animals and record will assure her a special place in eternity.
Private ceremony will be announced at a later date to take place in South Carolina.
Services are entrusted to McNett Funeral Home of Andrews, Texas.

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