• Friday, December 6, 2013


Willie G. Singletary age 59 of 4485 Midway Hwy. Johnsonville, SC


Barbara Bush

Barbara Ann Connett Bush, age 81, of Georgetown, widow of Chandler Matthewson Bush, died Wednesday, Dec. 4, 2013, at Tidelands Community Hospice House.

Mrs. Bush was born in Robinson, Ill. on June 25, 1932, a daughter of the late Max Arnold Connett and Julia Lucille Rogers Connett.

She was an artist and a member of the Georgetown Art Guild, and she travelled abroad to paint.

Mrs. Bush had a great love for animals and volunteered for SC-CARES.

She was a communicant of Prince George, Winyah, Episcopal Church, where she sang in the choir.

Surviving are a son, Eric Keith Breithaupt of Georgetown; a daughter, Lisa Ann Johnson (Wayne) of Fort Worth, Texas; a step-son, Tim Bush; two step-daughters, Kathy Battle and Amy Bush; five grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

Memorial services will be held at the graveside at 2 p.m. on Saturday afternoon, Dec. 7, 2013, at Prince George, Winyah, Episcopal Church Columbarium.

Officiating will be the Rev. Ramsey Gilcrest.

Sign a guestbook at: www.mayerfuneralhome.com.

In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to: Prince George, Winyah, Episcopal Church, P.O. Box 674, Georgetown, SC 29442.

The Georgetown Chapel of Mayer Funeral Home is assisting the family.

Judy Cribb

Judy Graham Cribb, age 62, of Georgetown died Monday December 2, 2013 at her residence. Judy was born January 12, 1951 in Conway, a daughter of the late Lonnie Harmon Graham.

Surviving are her husband Larry Cribb; her mother, Mary Winifred Johnson Graham of Georgetown; a son, Larry Keith Cribb II; a brother Clark Graham; and two sisters, Patsy Ethridge and Debbie Cruz, all of Georgetown.

Funeral services will be private.

Condolences may be made at: www.burroughsfh.com

The Burroughs Funeral Home and Cremation Services of Murrells Inlet (843-651-1440) is in charge of arrangements.

Mary Tucker

Mary D. Tucker, age 86, of Monroe, N.C., passed away Tuesday, Dec. 3, 2013, at her residence.

A Christian burial graveside committal service was conducted at 11 a.m. on Thursday, Dec. 5, 2013, at Emmanuel Cemetery in Indian Trail, officiated by Reverend Glenn Johnson.

A memorial service to celebrate her life will be conducted at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 15, 2013 at Benton Heights Baptist Church, 1411 Helms Street, officiated by Reverend Dade Sherman.

The family will receive friends following the memorial ceremony.

Mrs. Tucker was born on Sept. 11, 1927, in Union County, North Carolina, a daughter of the late Vann B. Presson and Mary Cathleen Duncan Presson.

She was married to the late Vann W. Tucker, who passed in 1993. She was retired from Rexham Corporation as the human resources manager after 33 years of dedicated service.

Mary Dean was very active in her church for 56 years, Benton Heights Baptist Church, as the treasurer, the property committee, visiting the sick, elderly and shut in.

Survivors include one son, Vann Wayne Tucker Jr. and wife Laura Rayfield Tucker, of Georgetown; one daughter, Vickie Tucker Stewart and husband, Robert Page Stewart of Monroe; one grandson, Matt Seely of Georgetown; one granddaughter, Jessica Morris and husband, Kenneth Morris of Monroe; two great-granddaughters, Emily Morris and Kendall Morris of Monroe; two brothers, Dowd Presson of Indian Trail, N.C. and Ikie Presson and wife, Sandra, of Pinehurst, N.C.; and one sister, Patsy Joyner and husband, Larry Joyner of Charlotte, N.C.

Memorials may be made to Emmanuel Cemetery, in care of, Emmers Presson, 7512 West Duncan Road, Indian Trail, North Carolina 28079.

Davis Funeral Home of Monroe is serving the family of Mrs. Tucker. An on-line guestbook is available at www.davisfuneralservice.com.

Retha Watford

Retha Mae Ray Watford, 85, widow of Benjamin B. “BB” Watford, died Wednesday, December 4, 2013, at her residence.

Mrs. Watford was born in Andrews on May 24, 1928, a daughter of the late John Causey Ray and Sadie Bell Taylor Ray. She grew up in Andrews and retired in 1990 from Andrews Apparel.

Mrs. Watford was a member and former Sunday school teacher at Black River Original Free Will Baptist Church.

Surviving are: three sons, Harold E. Watford (Dorothy) and Benjamin R. Watford (Terrie), both of Kingstree, and John C. Watford (Pam) of Andrews; three daughters, Jennie Lambert (Wayne), Rose W. Tedder (Ronnie), and Robin Watford, all of Andrews; 12 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; two brothers, David L. Ray (Linda) of Andrews and James C. Ray (Donna) of Bonneau; and a sister, Edith R. Cooper (Donald) of Andrews.

In addition to her husband and parents, Mrs. Watford was predeceased by: two brothers, John L. Ray and William E. Ray.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. on Friday afternoon, Dec. 6, 2013, at Black River Original Free Will Baptist Church.

Officiating will be the Rev. Daniel Cason and the Rev. Murray Powell. Burial will follow at Ivey Cemetery.

The family will receive friends from 1 to 2 p.m. on Friday prior to the service at the church.

Sign a guestbook at: www.mayerfuneralhome.com.

Memorials are suggested to: Amedisys Hospice of SC, 500 Pamplico Hwy., Ste. D, Florence, SC 29505.

The Andrews Chapel of Mayer Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

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