Obituaries, October 30, 2013

  • Wednesday, October 30, 2013


Earnestine Edwards Hill, age 89, of Corona, N.Y.


Donella Burton

The celebration honoring the life of Donella Debbie Izard Burton was held at Morningside Church, Port St. Lucie, Florida on August 31, 2013.
She was born January 22, 1933, in Georgetown, S.C., to her proud parents  Howard B. Izard and Rebecca G. Izard.
Mrs. Burton proclaimed Christ as her personal Savior early in life as a member of Arnett A.M.E. Church in Georgetown where she served faithfully until she relocated to Brooklyn, N.Y.
Mrs. Burton graduated from Howard High School in Georgetown in June 1951; attended Oakwood College, Huntsville, Ala.; Columbia Institute, N.Y.; Massasoit Community College, Brockton, Mass.; Southeastern Regional Technical School, Easton, Mass.; and Brevard College, Cocoa, Fla.
It was in 1960 she married the love of her life, Harold Alfred Burton (deceased). A year later, Donella and Harold moved to Merritt Island, Fla. where her husband was employed as an engineer with the NASA space program, he wanted Donella to share in his accomplishment. It was during this time Vincent Alfred Burton, a loving son, was born.  
The family remained in Florida until her husband earned a job promotion as senior engineer with Raytheon Company in Massachusetts; therefore, the family relocated to Randolph, Mass.  
While in Massachusetts, Donella continued her Christian faith by serving her church and community as a strong prayer partner and an information receptionist — the receptionist with the sweet, calming voice, full of wisdom, knowledge and love that could direct you through the most difficult situations.  The family remained in Massachusetts until Mrs. Burton retired from ICI America's, Inc. as an assistant buyer.  
Then the decision was made to move back to Florida.  
Mrs. Burton joined Morningside Church in Port St. Lucie, Fla., where she and Harold resided.   
She served her church and community as a prayer group leader, a religious advisor, a missionary receptionist (calling the sick and shut-in to find out what they were in need of) and as a special friend to the children as a foster group parent volunteer at Village Green Environmental Studies School, Port St. Lucie, Fla.
On August 27, 2013, Donella D. Izard Burton heard her Master's voice and closed her eyes in eternal slumber.
Mrs. Burton was preceded in death by her father Howard B. Izard and two brothers, Woodrow A. Izard and Henry H. Izard.
She leaves to cherish her memories a devoted family, a loving son, Vincent (Mary Lou) Burton; grandchildren, Vincent Harold, Nicholas Andrew and Hannah Florence Burton of Randolph, Mass.; a devoted mother, Rebecca G. Izard of Georgetown; sisters, Marilyn I. (Fred) Sumpter of Georgetown and Eva I. Glover of Vero Beach, Fla.; sisters-in-law, Kisha Ajose of Albany, Ga. and Mary Hawkins of New York, N.Y.; brothers-in-law, Benny and Lenny (Diane) Burton of New York, N.Y.; and a host of friends nieces, nephews, cousins and dedicated friends, Elmira Gainey, Sarah G. Myers, Stella Myers, Georgia Johnson and Lillie Lewis.

Thomas Collins

Thomas L. Collins, age  65, of 67 Harris Landing Road of the North Santee Community of Georgetown, died on October 24, 2013 at MUSC Hospital in Charleston, S.C.
Mr. Collins was the husband of Mrs. Zada Ford Collins of the North Santee Community of Georgetown; and the son of the late Andrew Collins Sr. and Mary Collins of the North Santee Community of Georgetown; and the brother of the late Eugene Collins.
Mr. Collins is survived by his loving wife, Zade Ford Collins; a daughter, Marilyn (Mell) Collins of the North Santee Community of Georgetown; four sons, Leon Collins of Myrtle Beach, Gerald Collins and Timothy Keith, both of Georgetown, and Lorenzo Jackson of Charlotte, N.C.; five sisters, Ernestine Collins of Minnesota, Victoria Gibbs of Atlanta, Ga., Johnette Weathers and Mary Penny Collins, both of Georgetown, and Julia Pinckney of McClellanville, S.C.; two brothers, Andrew Collins Jr. of Georgetown, and Jimmy Collins of Kentucky.
Family and friends may call or visit the home of the wife, Zada Ford Collins at 843-527-2375 on 67 Harris Landing Road in the North Santee Community of Georgetown.
Arrangements are entrusted to Linen-Knox Funeral Home.

Lois Ethridge

Annie Lois Glisson Ethridge, age 89, Andrews, widow of James Muldred Ethridge, died Saturday, October 26, 2013, at Tidelands Hospice House in Georgetown.
Mrs. Ethridge was born in Florence County on December 21, 1923, a daughter of the late David Marion Glisson and Nora Bell Clifton Glisson.  
She grew up in Andrews and was a former employee of Oneita Knitting Mills.
Mrs. Ethridge was a life-long member of Andrews Baptist Church.
Surviving are two brothers, John Watson Glisson and Ronnie Glisson (Annette) of Andrews; three sisters, Johnsie Johnson of Georgetown, and Evelyn Hughes of Monroe, N.C., and Modrey Chavis Coward (Jack) of Columbia, S.C.; a special niece, Debbie Morris (Laurie); and a number of other nieces and nephews.
In addition to her husband and parents, Mrs. Ethridge was predeceased by a daughter, Patsy Gail Ethridge.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. on Tuesday afternoon, Oct. 29, 2013, at the Andrews Chapel of Mayer Funeral Home.  
Officiating was the Rev. Murray Powell. Burial followed at Piney Forest Cemetery.
The family received friends from 1 to 2 p.m. prior to the service on Tuesday at the funeral home.
Sign a guestbook at: www.mayerfuneralhome.com.
Memorials are suggested to: Tidelands Community Hospice, Inc., 2591 N. Fraser St., Georgetown, S.C. 29440.

Claudia Frasier

Claudia Mae Frasier, age 78, of 405 Hayfield Road in the St. Luke Community of Georgetown died Monday, Oct., 28, 2013 at Conway Manor Nursing Home in Conway.
Mrs. Frasier was the wife of the late David Frasier of the St. Luke Community; and the daughter of the late Mr. Cornelius Gray and Mrs. Inez Gray of the St. Luke Community.
She is survived by her daughters, Stephanie Frasier of the St. Luke Community, and Pearlie Frasier of Georgetown; three sons, Freddite Frasier of Virginia; James Bernard Frasier of Conway, S.C.; and one step-son, Jow Frasier of Raleigh, N.C.; and one brother, Adell Gray of New Jersey.
Family and friends may call or visit the home of the daughter, Stephanie Frasier, at 843-520-2875 on 405 Hayfield in the St. Luke Community of Georgetown.
Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Linen-Knox Funeral Home.

Leasa Wiles

Leasa Curry Wiles, age 49, of Hemingway, S.C. passed away Monday, Oct. 28, 2013, in a Charleston hospital.
Leasa was born in Florence, S.C., a daughter of the late Andrew E. and Grace Lavone Bell Curry.  
She was a committed and faithful member of the Cornerstone Church of God.
She loved animals and cared for all the strays that came by her home.
Surviving are her sisters, Margo Elaine Howell and Lynn (Jimmy) Parsons; and niece, Melinda (“Pebo”) Powell.
Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 30, 2013, in the Morris Funeral Home Chapel in Hemingway.
Burial will be in the Eaddy-Ford Cemetery.
The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 2 to 3 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 30, 2013.
Memorials may be made to a “No-Kill” animal shelter of one's choice.
Please sign the guestbook at www.morris-funeralhome.com. Sue Williams

Sue Moore Williams, age 70, of Georgetown, the widow of Wayne Laverne Williams Sr., went home to be with the Lord Saturday evening, Oct. 26, 2013 at Georgetown Memorial Hospital.
Mrs. Williams was born the daughter of DeKay Moore and Evelyn Miller Moore on February 12, 1943 in Georgetown.  
She worked in retail sales for many years at Roses and Dardens.  
Mrs. Williams was a retired teacher's aide with the Georgetown County School District.  
She was a member of the North Hampton Baptist Church and committed her life to acts of selfless giving for her family and her church family.
She gave an unconditional love to earn her the distinguished title – Beloved Mother.
She leaves behind three children, Evelyn Marie (David Graham) Shelby, Wayne Laverne (Buffy) Williams Jr., and Pamela Waynette (Jeff) Traynham; 11 grandchildren, Christopher, Timothy, Elizabeth, Dustin, David, Chase, Brandon, Nick, Jeff, Jack, and Catie; and three great-grandchildren.
She was predeceased by her parents; her husband; and a brother, DeKay Moore Jr.
A Home Going Celebration was held at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 29, 2013, at the North Hampton Baptist Church.  
Interment followed in the Pennyroyal Memorial Gardens, directed by the Georgetown Chapel of McKenzie Funeral Home.
Visitation was from 6 to 8 p.m. on Monday evening, Oct. 28, 2013 at the Georgetown Chapel.
McKenzie Funeral Home was honored to serve the Williams family.
Online condolences may be sent to McKenziechapels.com.

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