Obituaries, Dec. 18, 2013

  • Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Betty Goodwin


Louise Maybank Lucas of Bronx, N.Y., formerly of Georgetown

Ben Prew Jr., age 70, of Nesmith, S.C.

Thomas Snow, age 91, of Andrews, S.C.

Steve A. Vandross, age 47, formerly of Hemingway, S.C.


Betty Goodwin

Betty Ann Goodwin, age 67, of Charlotte, N.C. and Pawleys Island died Saturday, Dec. 14, 2013 at Tidelands Community Hospice House.

Born in Little Rock, Ark., she was a daughter of the late William and Barbara Lynn Boyd.

Mrs. Goodwin was a devoted wife and helpmate.

She was a loving mother and grandmother, a nurturer of small children, a grower of flowers and a lover of animals.

Survivors include her husband, Michael S. Goodwin; a daughter, Laura Dean Meissner and her husband Todd of Raleigh, N.C.; grandsons, Harrison Steel Meissner and Pierce Goodwin Meissner both of Raleigh, N.C.; a brother, William F. Boyd Jr. of Silver Spring, Md.; and sisters, Barbara Tate of Tacoma Park, Md. and Mary Christine Rasberry of Milford, Dela.

A memorial service will be held at 3 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 15, 2014 at Goldfinch Funeral Home, Beach Chapel.

An online guestbook is available at www.goldfinchfuneralhome.com/obituaries

Memorial contributions may be made to Daniel Stowe Botanical Gardens, 6500 S. New Hope Rd., Belmont, NC 28012.

Goldfinch Funeral Home, Beach Chapel was in charge of the arrangements.

Dora Nichols

Dora Bell Tisdale Nichols, 72, of Andrews, widow of Garland Randall Nichols, died Monday, December 16, 2013, at Carolinas Hospital System in Florence.

Mrs. Nichols was born in Kingstree on September 12, 1941, a daughter of the late Bennie Wesley Tisdale and Marion Elizabeth Howard Tisdale.

She was a South Carolina Mentor foster parent for 25 years and an employee of Piggly Wiggly.

Mrs. Nichols attended Antioch Pentecostal Holiness Church.

Surviving are a son, Randall Hewitt (Tammy) of Turbeville; two daughters, Dora Lynn Dail (Bobby) and Michelle Blakely (Ladon), both of Georgetown; seven grandchildren, Justin Dail (Kelly Young), Jordan Dail, Jamison Dail, Taylor Blakely (Phillip Moree), Summer Blakely, Bryson Miller, and Gabrielle Hewitt; three great-grandchildren, Justice Dail, Josey Dail, and Jayce Moree; two sisters, Diane Barrineau (Ben) and Lois Mae Cook, both of Andrews; and a brother, Kelly Ward (Kathy) of Andrews.

In addition to her husband and parents, Mrs. Nichols was predeceased by her step-father, Kelly F. Ward; two brothers, Lloyd and Bobby Tisdale; and a brother-in-law, Richard Cook.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. on Thursday afternoon, Dec. 19, 2013, at Earles Pentecostal Holiness Church.

Officiating will be the Rev. Jeff Goude and the Rev. Allen Ard. Burial will follow in the churchyard.

The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday evening, Dec. 18, 2013, at the Andrews Chapel of Mayer Funeral Home.

Sign a guestbook at: www.mayerfuneralhome.com.

Memorials are suggested to: Antioch Pentecostal Holiness Church, PO Box 901, Andrews, SC 29510 or to Earles Pentecostal Holiness Church, 337 Country Club Rd., Andrews, SC 29510.

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