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Obituaries Nov. 22

  • Friday, November 22, 2013

Patricia Gasque-Alston

Patricia Gasque-Alston, age 51, of the Sampit community of Georgetown died on Saturday Nov. 16, 2013 at her residence.

Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 22, 2013 at St. Paul AME Church, conducted by Rev. Kelly Spann II.

Burial will follow immediately in St. Paul AME church’s cemetery.

Visitation will be held on Friday, Nov. 22, 2013 in the sanctuary of the church from 11 a.m. until time of service.

Mrs. Alston was born on April 9, 2013 a daughter of Mr. Andrew Gasque Sr. and Mrs. Florine Gasque (both deceased).

Survivors include her husband, Alphonso Alston of the Santee community of Georgetown; her children, Marcus Alston of Conway, S.C., Alphonso Alston III, Raquna Alston, and Ashley Alston, all of Georgetown, and Johanna Gasque of Columbia, S.C.; her siblings; Andrew Gasque Jr, Grover Gasque, Jo Dale Gasque, Elvis Gasque, Robert Wesley Gasque, Kenneth Gasque, Marvedine Giles, Loretta Duncan, and Nicole Gasque, all of Georgetown, and Alice Garrett of Jamaica, N.Y.

Funeral arrangements are entrusted to Wilds Funeral Home.

Melissa Buttone

Melissa Lynn Buttone, age 46, of Georgetown died on November 17, 2013 at Waccamaw Community Hospital.

Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 22, 2013 at Arnett A.M.E. Church, Georgetown, conducted by the Rev. Barbara Nelson.

Burial will follow immediately in the church cemetery.

Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 21, 2013 at Wilds Courtyard Chapel.

Ms. Buttone was born on Nov. 30, 1966, a daughter of Arthur Buttone, Sr. and Mrs. Rosa Belle Jackson Buttone.

She was graduated from Georgetown High School in 1985, and was a member of Arnett AME Church. For several years, she was employed at Security Finance as senior assistant manager.

She is survived by her daughter, Ms. Whitney Greene of Georgetown; three brothers, Arthur Buttone Jr. and Anthony Buttone, both of Georgetown, and Warren Buttone of Virginia Beach, Va.

Funeral arrangements are entrusted to Wilds Funeral Home.

Olive DeCaro

Olive Madge Frierson DeCaro, a Georgetown County resident for more than half a century, passed on Thursday, November 21, 2013, surrounded by her family. She was 90 years old. Born in Kingstree, SC in July 1923, Mrs. DeCaro was the daughter of John Samuel and Clennie Haselden Frierson, and one of eleven Frierson siblings.

She was the wife of Georgetown merchant and shoemaker Salvatore DeCaro (d. 1975), the founding owner of Sal’s Repair and Boot Shop.

She was the mother of four, Mary DeCaro “Cookie” Harvey, Dr. Thomas Joseph DeCaro, Frances DeCaro Briley, and Daniel Salvatore DeCaro.

Raised in Williamsburg County on a family farm, as a young woman in the early 1940s, Mrs. DeCaro and her sister, “Boots,” left home to work at a defense plant in Georgia in support of the war effort.

There she met and married her husband, Sal, a New York native and Staff Sergeant in the Army Air Corps. After the war, the couple returned to Sal’s home in New York to raise their family.

The family remained in New York until the late 1950s, when they moved to Laurens and then Andrews, SC, eventually settling in Georgetown County.

Mrs. DeCaro was a loving daughter, sister, wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, neighbor, and friend, and well-known for her kindness, generosity, and considerable skills as a cook, baker, and gardener. She is survived by three of her seven sisters, Nell Frierson Altman, Sue Frierson Easler, and Betty Frierson Dawkins, as well as her four adult children, twelve grandchildren, and six great-grandchildren.

The life of Mrs. DeCaro will be honored with a service on Friday, Nov. 22, 2013 at 3 p.m. at Mount Vernon United Methodist Church, 84 Mount Vernon Road, Greeleyville, SC. The Reverend Charles B. Dawkins, brother-in-law of the deceased, of Lexington, SC will officiate. The family will receive guests at the Mount Vernon Fellowship Hall following the service and requests that memorials be made to Tidelands Community Hospice, 2591 N. Fraser Street, Georgetown, SC 29440.

Jeanette Knight

Jeanette Richardson Knight, age 81, of Andrews, the widow of William Gabriel Knight, went home to be with the Lord, Tuesday morning, November 19, 2013 at her residence.

Mrs. Knight was born the daughter of Henry Malcom Richardson and Minnie Elizabeth Connelly Richardson on April 16, 1932.

She is a retired retail sales associate and a member of the Holy Trinity Pentecostal Holiness Church.

She committed her life to acts of selfless giving for her family, and an unconditional love to earn her the distinguished title – Beloved Mother.

Jeanette and William were married on December 9, 1947 and celebrated 60 years together. Their home was blessed with five children: William Keith (Carolyn) Knight, Rev. Michael “Eddy” Edward (Viola) Knight; Johnny Alan Knight; Nancy Ellen Knight Johnson; and Daniel James Knight; 10 grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren. She also leaves behind: two brothers, Robert M. (Jeanne) Richardson and Bruce Darrel Richardson; and a sister, Mary Rose Swails.

She was predeceased by: her parents; her husband; her daughter, Nancy; her son, Danny; a grandson, Delbert “Del” Linwood Johnson II; a sister-in-law, Iris K. Newton; and two brother-in-laws, Earl Knight and Buddy Knight.

A Home Going Celebration was held at 2 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 21, 2013, at the Holy Trinity Pentecostal Holiness Church.

Interment followed in the Bethel Cemetery directed by the Andrews Chapel of McKenzie Funeral Home.

Visitation was from 6 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 20, 2013, at the Andrews Chapel.

McKenzie Funeral Home is honored to serve the Knight family.

Online condolences may be sent to McKenziechapels.com.

James Sumpter

James Sumpter, 55, of the Pee Dee Section of Georgetown, SC died on Saturday Nov. 16, 2013 at his residence.

Funeral services will be held, at 1 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 23, 2013 at Trinity A.M.E. Church, conducted by the Rev. McNeil Evans Jr.

Burial will follow in the church cemetery. The remains will lie in state in the sanctuary of the church from 11 a.m. until time of service.

Mr. Sumpter was born on November 5, 1958 a son of Mr. Ervin Sumpter, Sr. and Mrs. Earnestine Pointsette.

Survivors include his siblings, Mr. Daniel Pointsette of Pawleys Island, S.C., Mr. Ervin Sumpter Jr. of Yahannah, S.C., Mr. Jimmie Lee Sumpter of Marion, S.C., Mr. Donald Sumpter, Mrs. Mary Carr, Ms. Christine Sumpter, Mrs. Delores Beckman, and Mrs. Joyce Myers, all of the Pee Dee Community, Georgetown, and Mrs. Linda Greggs of the Plantersville Community, Georgetown.

Funeral services are entrusted to Wilds Funeral Home, LLC.

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