Obituaries, November 1, 2013

  • Friday, November 1, 2013

  • Updated Friday, November 1, 2013 4:07 pm

Denise Adams

Denise Adams, age 43, formerly of Georgetown, S.C. died in the line of duty on Tuesday, Oct. 22, 2013 in Arlington, Tenn. from injuries sustained in a helicopter crash.
Memorial services will be held at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 6, 2013 at Mt. Zion A.M.E. Church in North Santee community of Georgetown, conducted by Rev. Alfred Darby.
Burial will follow in Mt. Zion A.M.E. Church cemetery.
Mrs. Adams was born on April 6, 1970, a daughter of Mr. George Patrick and Ms. Geneva Collington.
She was a graduate of Georgetown High School and Tide Water Community College in Virginia Beach, Va.
She was employed as a Flight Respiratory Therapist with Lebonheur Children’s Hospital.
Survivors include her husband, Rodney Adams of Arlington; three children, Rodney Adams Jr., Cedric Adams and Miss Courtney Adams, all of Arlington, Tenn.; her mother and step father, Geneva Grant and Eugene Grant, both of Georgetown; her father, George Patrick of Brooklyn, N.Y.; 10 siblings, Rodney Grant of Myrtle Beach, S.C., Tony Grant of San Diego, S.C., Darrell Grant of Orlando, Fla., Michelle Dease of Atlanta, Ga., Antwan White of Beaufort, S.C., Lynnette Hamilton of San Antonio, Texas, Matthew Patrick and Anthony Patrick, both of Brooklyn, Gerald Patrick of Bronx, N.Y. and Andrea White of New Jersey.
Funeral arrangements entrusted to Wilds Funeral Home.

Joe Etheridge

Joe M. Etheridge, age 78, husband of Maxine Brown Etheridge, passed away on Wednesday, Oct. 30, 2013 at Tidelands Community Hospice House.
Born on December 11, 1934, in Georgetown, he was a son of the late Lloyd Etheridge and the late Eva Sanders Smith.
Mr. Etheridge was a veteran of the United States Marine Corps and was a member of the Marine Corps Reserve.
He was a member of First Baptist Church and the Spirit of Liberty and Fellowship Sunday School class.
Mr. Etheridge enjoyed fishing and spending time with his family.
Survivors include his wife of Georgetown; two sons, Joe M. Etheridge Jr. (Betty) of Kingstree and Jon L. Etheridge (Bobbi) of Summerville; four grandchildren, Carolyne Etheridge and Emily Etheridge of Summerville and Erica Kennedy Goodwin (Phillip) and Christopher Dale Kennedy (Louisa) all of Kingstree; two great-grandchildren, Brooke Nicole Goodwin and Tiller Louise Kennedy, both of Kingstree; one sister, Ruby Woodsides of Georgetown; and two nephews, Ian Woodsides and Chris Woodsides of Georgetown.
He was preceded in death by a brother, Charles Etheridge.
A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 3, 2013 at First Baptist Church, with Dr. Ted Sherrill officiating.
The family will receive friends following the service in the church parlor.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to First Baptist Church, 219 Cleland St., Georgetown, SC 29440
Graham Funeral Home of Georgetown is in charge of the arrangements (www.grahamfuneralhome.org).

Claudia Frasier

Claudia Mae Frasier, age 78, of 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 Cornelius Gray and Inez Gray of the St. Luke Community.
Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 2, 2013 at St. Luke A.M.E. Church in the St. Luke Community, where Rev. Joe Nesmith, pastor, will be officiating.
Burial will follow in the St. Luke Church Cemetery.
Viewing will be held from 3 to 5 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 1, 2013 at Linen-Knox Funeral Home Chapel on Emmanuel Street in Georgetown.
She is survived by her daughters, Stephanie Frasier of the St. Luke Community and Pearlie Frasier of Georgetown; three sons, Freddie Frasier of the St. Luke Community, Johnny Frasier of Virginia, and James Bernard Frasier of Conway, S.C.; one step-son, Joe Frasier of Raleigh, N.C.; one brother, Adell Gray of New Jersey; and a host of loving grandchildren, nieces, nephews and many other relatives and friends.
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 entrusted to Linen-Knox Funeral Home.

Norman “Hoppy” Hamilton

Norman “Hoppy” Hamilton, age 78, of Pawleys Island, died on Saturday, Oct. 26, 2013 at Prince George Health Care.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Nov. 2, 2013at St. Mary A.M.E. Church in Pawleys Island, conducted by the Rev. Sandra Ladson.
Burial will follow in Maryville Community Cemetery in Pawleys Island.
Visitation will be held at 6 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 1, 2013 at St. Mary A.M.E church.
Mr. Hamilton was born on Jan. 25, 1935, a son of Isaac Hamilton Sr. and Lucille Point Hamilton (both deceased).
He is survived by his siblings, Isaac Hamilton Jr. of Fort Benning, Ga. and Helen McCloud of Syracuse, N.Y.
Funeral services are entrusted to Wilds Funeral Home.

Mary J. “Jimmy” Lewis

Mary J. “Jimmy” Musick Lewis, age 89, of Hemingway, S.C., widow of Thomas Milford Lewis, passed away on Thursday, Oct. 31, 2013, in Tidelands Hospice House.
Mrs. Lewis was born in Carrollton, Ga., a daughter of the late James Wiley and Alene Glee Harrison Musick.
She was a faithful member of the New Good Hope United Methodist Church where she sang in the church choir, and belonged to the Seniors Group.
She was a loving mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, and mother-in-law who enjoyed cooking for her family and working in her garden.
Mrs. Lewis was an intercessory prayer warrior and spent countless hours reading God’s word.
Surviving are her children, Tommy (Patsy G.) Lewis, Mike (Marilyn) Lewis, Nickey (Patsy B.) Lewis, Terry (Sharon) Lewis and Mark (Wanda) Lewis; 11 grandchildren; and 21 great-grandchildren.
She was predeceased by a brother, Wallace B. Musick; and a sister, Carolyn M. Adams.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Nov. 2, 2013, in the New Good Hope United Methodist Church.
Interment, directed by Morris Funeral Home of Hemingway, will be in the church cemetery.
The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 1, 2013 in the New Good Hope United Methodist Church, 9745 Pleasant Hill Dr., Hemingway, SC 29554.
Memorials may be made to New Good Hope United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 491, Hemingway, SC 29554 or Tidelands Hospice House, 2591 N. Frasier St., Georgetown, SC 29440.
Sign the guestbook at www.morris-funeralhome.com.

Theodore Smith

Theodore Smith, age 64, of Georgetown died on Tuesday, Oct. 29, 2013 at Georgetown Memorial Hospital.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday Nov. 2, 2013 at Greater St. Stephen A.M.E. Church, conducted by Rev. Carl L. Anderson.
Burial will follow in St. Stephen’s Cemetery.
Visitation will take place on Saturday, Nov. 2, 2013 in the sanctuary of the church from noon until time of service.
Mr. Smith was born on July 29, 1949 the son of Mr. Joseph Smith Sr. and Mrs. Jannie Bay Smith (both deceased).
His survivors include his wife, Johnnie Mae Smith of Georgetown; her children, Naval senior chief Joseph Smith of Jacksonville, Fla., Martha Ann Smith and La’Kisha Smith, both of Georgetown, and Ernest Young of New York, N.Y.; nine sisters, Denise Chatman, Dortharine Smith, and Ella Pearl Logan of Georgetown, Dorethia Jenkins of Chambersburg, Pa., Dorthula Gibson of Fort Hood, Texas, Delores Matthews of Newark, N.J., Shelia McClean of Delmar, Md., Frankie Young of New York, N.Y. and Lanell Young of Long Island, N.Y.
Funeral arrangements are entrusted to Wilds Funeral Home.

Mary Sports

Mary Kathleen Hayes Sports, age 90, of Georgetown, widow of Aubrey Earl Sports, died Wednesday, Oct. 30, 2013, at her son’s residence.
Mrs. Sports was born in Marlboro County on Nov. 21, 1922, a daughter of the late Elijah Hayes and Annie Bullard Hayes.  
She grew up in Marlboro County and graduated from Blenheim High School.  
Mrs. Sports received a degree from a business college. She loved quilting and gardening and had a great love for her grandchildren.
Surviving are a son, William A. Sports (Marcia) of Georgetown; two daughters, Jackie Sports (William) of Charlotte, N.C. and Judy Sports of Moncks Corner; a special son, Shawn James (Cheryl) of Georgetown; six grandchildren, Michelle Young (Chad), Patrick Sports (Kim), and Nicholas Cooper, all of Georgetown, Christy Shannon and Lisa Holley, both of Charlotte, N.C., and Anthony Pritchard of Georgia; and six great-grandchildren, Hunter and Caroline Young and Drake Sports, all of Georgetown, and Elijah Holley, Bud Davis, and Noah Shannon, all of Charlotte, N.C.
In addition to her husband and parents, Mrs. Sports was predeceased by a son, Robert Earl Sports; a daughter, Bonnie Lynn Sports; two grandsons, William Aubrey Sports Jr. and John Aubrey McClary; a granddaughter, Eva Jane Sports; two sisters, Ruby Clark and Jettie Hobbs; and four brothers, William, David, Charles, and Marion Hayes.
Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday afternoon, Nov. 2, 2013, at Pennyroyal Memorial Gardens.
Officiating will be the Rev. Wayne Elliott.
The family will receive friends prior to the service on Saturday at the Georgetown Chapel of Mayer Funeral Home from 12:30 until 1:30 p.m.
Sign a guestbook at: www.mayerfuneralhome.com.
Memorials are suggested to: Tidelands Community Hospice, Inc., 2591 N. Fraser St., Georgetown, SC 29440.
The family would like to thank everyone for their love and support during this time.  
They would especially like to thank Ms. Bobby Jean Smith for her compassion, concern, and home-cooked meals that Mrs. Sports looked forward to every day.

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