Obituaries, February 5, 2014

  • Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Jimmie Faye Reed



Johnny L. Brown, 64, of Andrews, S.C.

Noveline Cloaninger

Noveline Ackerman Davis Cloaninger, 93, of Andrews, widow of James Manning Cloaninger and Blen Joe Davis, died Thursday, January 30, 2013, at her residence.

Mrs. Cloaninger was born in Andrews, a daughter of the late William Hinson Ackerman and Frances Mae Cox Ackerman. She grew up in the Earle community of Williamsburg County and graduated from Williamsburg High School. Mrs. Cloaninger received her associates degree in cosmetology, and owned and operated her own beauty shop for over 60 years. The last of nine brothers and sisters, she was a loving wife, mother, and grandmother. Mrs. Cloaninger was a member of Lebanon United Methodist Church in Eastover.

Surviving are: a daughter, Joan Davis McDaniel (Landrum) of Johnsonville; a granddaughter, Kateland McDaniel of Johnsonville; and a number of nieces and nephews, including Jay Ackerman of Columbia, who was like a son to Mrs. Cloaninger.

Funeral services were held at two-thirty on Sunday afternoon, February 2, 2014, at Earle United Methodist Church. Officiating was the Rev. Bob Huggins and the Rev. Gray Adams. Burial followed at Harmony Cemetery.

The family received friends prior to the service on Sunday at the church from one until two o’clock.

Sign a guestbook at: www.mayerfuneralhome.com.

Memorials are suggested to: Earl United Methodist Church, 1697 U.S. Hwy. 521, Andrews, SC 29510.

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

Glen Elliott

Glen Edward Elliott, 63, of Georgetown, died Sunday, February 2, 2014, at his residence.

Mr. Elliott was born in Andrews on October 7, 1950, a son of the late Doddie “D.W.” Wasdon Elliott and Pauline Harriett Howard Elliott. He grew up in Charleston and served in the U.S. Army. Mr. Elliott later moved to Georgetown, where he was the owner of Elliott Construction. He was an avid hunter, fisherman, story teller, and a loving husband, father, and grandfather.

Surviving are: his wife, Kathy Cooper Elliott of Georgetown; three daughters, Tonja E. Willey (Ralph) of Walterboro, Sissy E. Cooper (Ralph) of Goose Creek, and Crystal J. Goff (Charlie) of Gable; two sons, Travis G. Elliott of Moncks Corner and Woody G. Johnson (Leslie) of Andrews; fifteen grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; five brothers, Paul Howard, Alvin Elliott, Wayne Elliott, Dooley Elliott, and Ricky Elliott; and three sisters, Marilyn Roy, Patricia Moorefield, and Teresa Smith.

In addition to his parents, Mr. Elliott was predeceased by a brother, Michael Elliott.

Funeral services will be held at eleven o’clock on Wednesday morning, February 5, 2014, at Sampit United Methodist Church. Officiating will be the Rev. John Williams, Jr. and the Rev. James Petty. Burial will follow at Sampit United Methodist Cemetery.

Sign a guestbook at: www.mayerfuneralhome.com.

The family received friends on Tuesday evening, February 4, 2014, at the Andrews Chapel of Mayer Funeral Home from six until eight o’clock.

Gary Ezell

It is with a heavy heart that we note the loss of our friend and Agru America colleague, Mr. Gary Ezell. Gary, age 66, passed away unexpectedly on Saturday, January 25, 2014.

Gary, of St. Petersburg, FL, was the consummate professional with a passion and dedication to the Geosynthetics Industry which can be measured with his tenure of 20 years with CETCO, and this past year with Agru America. He was highly respected in the industry and will be truly missed by all whose hearts were touched by his genuine friendship and professionalism.

His success and dedication to project development over the past 20 years are the true reflection of how much he enjoyed working in the geosynthetics industry. The industry has lost a great man and friend. May God bless Gary and his family - our prayers are with them at this time.

Services for Gary Ezell are scheduled as follows:

Gary’s Celebration of Life will be held at Anderson McQueen Funeral Home, 2201 Dr. MLK Street North, St. Petersburg, on Saturday, February 8th at 3:00 p.m.

Because of Gary’s passion for the game of tennis, in lieu of flowers, please send donations to Youth Tennis Foundation of Florida, P O Box 49057, St. Petersburg, FL 33743-9057.

For additional service and memorial information, please see the link below:


John Ferguson

John E. “Jack” Ferguson died peacefully in Georgetown, SC on January 19, 2014. Jack was born in Knoxville, TN on April 26, 1921 and spent most of his adult life in Wilmington, DE. Jack attended the University of Delaware then enlisted in the Naval Air Corps in 1942. He served aboard aircraft carrier CVE Shamrock Bay as Landing Signal Officer in the Pacific.

In 1943 Jack married the love of his life Merle Jeane Willis and was with her until she died in 2006. He served on the Vestry of the Church of The Ascension in Wilmington, DE then as Senior Warden for two years. In 1947 Jack joined the Lavino Shipping Company of Philadelphia, PA. He founded a Lavino Subsidiary, Shipside Packaging Co., and expanded it to four cities on the East Coast. Jack retired as Vice President of Lavino Shipping Company in 1981. Jack and Merle Jeane moved to Georgetown, SC in 1989. He enjoyed boating, fishing and golf.

Jack is survived by his two children, Sara (Andrei) Pashin and John (Cindy) Ferguson. He has three grandchildren, John Robert (Tina) Ferguson, Kelley Lynn (Jeff) Johnson and John Gregory Ferguson. He has seven grandchildren.

Jack will be buried at Lakeside Cemetery in Dover, DE next to his wife Merle Jeane. There will be graveside services for Jack on Saturday, February 15 at 11:30 a.m.

Graham Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. www.grahamfuneralhome.org.

Harold Owen

Harold Harris Owen of Murrells Inlet, SC passed away on January 28, 2014. He was born in Omaha Nebraska on May 19, 1931. He graduated from Licking High School in Licking, Missouri and served as an Electronics Technician for the US Navy on the USS-LST 836 during the Korean War.

He is survived by his wife Arlene, his daughter and son-in-law Laura and Myles Gaythwaite, and his granddaughter Lindsay Cox. Harold enjoyed a long and successful career with Allied Chemical Corporation and later in life Prince George Co., Virginia. Over the years he was an avid boater, golfer, and dessert connoisseur. He was an active member of Wesley United Methodist Church, the Colonial Heights American Legion Post #284, and most recently a charter member of the South Strand Optimist Club in Pawleys Island, SC.

Haro1d’s life will be celebrated in a private ceremony held by the family.

Condolences may be made at: www.burroughsfh.com

To honor the memory of Harold and in lieu of flowers, donations can be made in his name to: Colonial Heights American Legion Post #284, P.0. Box 57, Colonial Heights, VA 23834.

The Burroughs Funeral Home of Murrells Inlet (843.651.1440) is in charge of arrangements.

W.A. Powell Jr.

Willie Alexander “WA” Powell, Jr., 88, of Andrews, the beloved husband of Edith Cribb Powell, went home to be with the Lord and join his loved ones and dear friends, on Sunday, February 2, 2014, at Roper Hospital, Charleston.

Mr. Powell was born the son of Willie Alexander Powell, Sr. and Sallie Daniels Powell on December 19, 1925 in Williamsburg County. He was a retired employee with International Paper Company and was an active farmer. He was a founding member of Liberty Christian Church. He was a man of Godly character who leaves behind a Christian legacy. He was a devoted husband, beloved father and grandfather, and cherished brother.

W.A. and Edith were married on June 21, 1947 and celebrated 66 years together. Their home was blessed with: four children, Jackie (Carver) Black, Jerry (Libby) Powell, Elaine (Tommy) Langston, and Ramona (Van) Moree; nine grandchildren, Carla Black, Carey Black, Jessica P. Taylor, Jeremy Powell, Daniel Langston, David Langston, Devan Moree, Gavin Moree, and Gabrielle Moree; and a great-granddaughter, Harley Taylor. He also leaves behind: a brother, Thomas “Mutt” (Frances) Powell; and a sister, Peggy (CL) Wheeler Cribb.

He was predeceased by: his parents, six brothers, Edward Powell, Donald Powell, Rev. Charlie Powell, Minor Powell, Rev. H.C. “Tom” Powell, and David Powell; and five sisters, Elizabeth “Lizzie” Cannon, Kathleen Carter, Valerie Gibola, Hester Mosley, and Lucy Herring.

A Home Going Celebration with Recognition of Christian Service will be 3 p.m., Wednesday, February 5, 2014, at the Earles Pentecostal Holiness Church. Interment with Military Honors will follow in the church cemetery directed by the Andrews Chapel of McKenzie Funeral Home.

Visitation was from 5–8 p.m., Tuesday, February 4, 2014 in the Liberty Christian Church sanctuary, 1747 South Morgan Ave., Andrews.

Mr. Powell will lie-in-state at the Liberty Christian Church from 2 p.m. Tuesday, February 4, until 12 Noon Wednesday, February 5, 2014.

Memorials may be made to: Liberty Christian Church.

McKenzie Funeral Home is honored to serve the Powell family. Full obituary may be viewed and online condolences may be sent to McKenziechapels.com or on our Facebook page.

Jimmie Faye Reed

Jimmie Faye Reed, age 62 of Stanton, Nebraska died Thursday, January 30, 2014 at Stanton Health Center in Stanton, Nebraska. She was born August 9, 1951 at Hemingway, South Carolina the daughter of Garland and Letha (Morris) Bouchette. She graduated from Williamsburg High School at Williamsburg County, South Carolina.

Jimmie Faye married Arthur Reed on April 7, 1976 at Little Star Pentecostal Church at Warsaw, South Carolina. The couple lived in Andrews, South Carolina. She worked at Williamsburg Manufacturing for a few years. Jimmie Faye worked as an adult caregiver and babysitter for many years. She worked as a cook at Tony’s pizza in Andrews, SC until 2008 when she became ill and retired. Jimmie Faye loved to cook, visiting and spending time with the elderly and doting over her grandchildren, mainly she enjoyed her family.

Surviving her is husband of 37 years, Arthur Reed of Stanton; three children Susie McConnell of Stanton; Artie and Bekki Reed of Stanton; William Reed of Stanton; four grandchildren; two brothers Thomas and Ann Bouchette of Myrtle Beach, SC; Estel and Margaret Bouchette of Warsaw, SC; and one sister Debra and Dean Tedder of Andrews, SC.

Jimmie Faye is preceded in death by her parents, and one sister Betty Bouchette.

Funeral Service Information:

Funeral services will be held at United Methodist Church in Stanton, NE on Tuesday February 4, 2014 – 10:30 a.m.

Interment will be in Bega Cemetery in rural Stanton.

Visitation will be from 3 to 8 p.m. Monday at Shultz-Vogel-Johnson Mortuary in Stanton, NE. Officiating will be Reverend Grace Gichuru.

Music: Organist: Mary Benson; Duet: Laura & Terry Hess

Pallbearers: Tim Pritchett, Jeremy Kerbel, StevenSchellpeper, Justin Mandl, Matt Peyton and David Kuester.

Honorary Pallbearers will be “Jimmie Faye’s grandchildren,” Gavin Goesch, Taylor McConnell, Destiny McConnell and Jayden Reed.

Online sympathies www.johnsonfuneralhomes.net.

Geraldine Ward

Geraldine Joyce Moulds Ward, 78, of North Charleston, the beloved wife of Phillip Julian Ward, Sr., went home to be with the Lord on Monday, February 3, 2014, at her residence.

Mrs. Ward was born the daughter of Luther Joseph Moulds, Sr. and Eliza Joy Moulds on August 14, 1935 in Hemingway. She was a graduate of Williamsburg High School and attended Winthrop College. She built a thirty-year career in civil service and served as budget officer for Naval Electronic Systems Engineering Center (NAVELEX) in Charleston. She was well-known for her green thumb, and after her retirement, she loved spending time gardening. She was a devoted genealogist who loved history, “chasing dead people,” and cemetery hopping. She loved cooking and baking, and her family looked forward to all of her specialties, especially at the holidays.

Joyce and Julian were married on May 2, 1956 and celebrated 57 years together. Their home was blessed with four children: Janice Ward, Susan Ward, Phillip Julian Ward, Jr. and Greg St. Clair. She also leaves behind: four sisters, Norma Southerland (Thomas), Rona Jarrell (Fred), Jeanette Middour (Karl), and Eunice Longsine; a brother, Luther “Buddy” Moulds Jr.; and many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by: her parents; and five sisters, Eleanor Wolf, Mary Schwarz, Matteline Halley, Helen Bowdoin, and Ruth Gunnells.

A Graveside Service will be 1 p.m., Friday, February 7, 2014, at the Gourdines Chapel Cemetery directed by the Andrews Chapel of McKenzie Funeral Home.

Visitation will be 6–8 p.m., Thursday evening, February 6, 2014 at the Andrews Chapel.

McKenzie Funeral Home is honored to serve the Ward family. Full obituary may be viewed and online condolences may be sent to McKenziechapels.com or on our Facebook page.

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