Obituaries, February 12, 2014

  • Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Eleanor Shaul Armstrong

Eleanor Shaul Armstrong, 94, passed away January 10, 2014 in Germantown, Tennessee after a sudden illness. She was preceded in death by her husband Dr. William G. Armstrong and daughter Christine Armstrong, both of Georgetown, South Carolina. She is survived by her two sons William S. Armstrong (Barbara) of Germantown, Tennessee and Richard J. Armstrong (Carol) of Savannah, Georgia; brother John Shaul (Barbara) of Utica, New York; grandchildren Eric G. Armstrong of Georgetown, South Carolina, Todd Armstrong (Sheila) of Boston, Massachusetts, Dutchen Baker (Gary) of Savannah, Georgia, Erin L. Armstrong of Kassel, Germany, Kate M. Armstrong of Nashville, Tennessee; and 3 great grandchildren.

“Ellie”, or “Ms. Ellie” as she was affectionately called, lived in Georgetown, South Carolina for over 63 years. She was born in Hobart, New York and received her BSN from Russell Sage College in Troy where she worked as a nurse anesthetist at Saint Mary’s Hospital. In 1944 she married Dr. Armstrong. They moved to Georgetown in 1950 when Dr. Armstrong was hired as the first surgeon at the newly established Georgetown Memorial Hospital. Ms. Ellie and her husband, Dr. Armstrong, devoted their lives to healing the sick and raising a family in Georgetown

Ellie was a member of the Georgetown Presbyterian Church, a longtime volunteer at Smith Medical Clinic, a Trustee for the Yawkey Foundations I and II, a member of the Women’s Board of Georgetown Memorial Hospital, and a former member of the Daughters of the American Revolution. On October 28, 2005, Ms. Ellie was honored with the dedication of the Eleanor S. Armstrong Nursing and Allied Health Wing for Horry-Georgetown Technical College. She enjoyed a zest for life and being with family and friends. Among her favorite activities were golf, birding, baking legendary sourdough bread, and participating in environmental tasks. She always had a book nearby alongside her baskets for sewing, knitting and needlepointing. Saving the environment with an avid personal “pick up the litter campaign” was one of her lifetime habits. She believed in good manners and treating people with deep respect.

A memorial service in her honor will be held at 2:00 pm on February 15, 2014 at the Georgetown Presbyterian Church followed by a reception celebrating her life at the Stewart-Parker House. In lieu of flowers, the family asks memorials to be made to the Christine Armstrong Allied Health and Nursing Scholarship, 743 Hemlock Avenue, Myrtle Beach, SC 29577, or Tara Hall Home for Boys, P.O. Box 955, Georgetown, SC 29442-0955, or Smith Medical Clinic, Inc., 116 Baskervill Drive, Pawleys Island, SC 29585.

Lynn Teal Armstrong

Lynn Teal Armstrong, 61, of Cheraw, died Monday, February 10, 2014, at McLeod Regional Medical Center, Florence.

Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, February 12, 2014, at Carolina Funeral Home Chapel, Scranton. The family will receive friends from 1:00 – 2:00 p.m. prior to the service at the funeral home. Burial will follow at Lake City Cemetery, Lake City.

Mrs. Armstrong was born February 2, 1953, in Lake City, a daughter of William T. “Tom” Teal and the late Lula Jo Carraway Teal. She was a graduate of Winyah High School, Georgetown, SC, Emmanuel College of Franklin Springs, GA and The Baptist College, Charleston, SC. Lynn worked in the Social Services Dept. at Daymark Recovery Services in Wadesboro, NC and attended Maranatha Family Center Church in Cheraw. She was a very loving wife, mother, grandmother and daughter, an accomplished pianist and breast cancer survivor of two years.

Survivors include her husband, Butch Armstrong, of the home; two sons, B.J. (Mary Ann) Armstrong of Columbia and Kevin Armstrong of Cheraw; grandchildren, Aubry Armstrong and Andrew Armstrong; father, William T. “Tom” Teal of Georgetown; brothers, William T. “Jimmy” (Diane) Teal of Easley and Russell Glenn Teal of Charlotte, NC; a special aunt and uncle, John and Margie Altman and special friend, Geraldine Harrelson.

Memorial may be made to Maranatha Family Center Church, 66 Praise Lane, Cheraw, SC 29520.

The family would like to express their gratitude for the wonderful care provided by the McLeod Regional Medical Center ER and Chesterfield General Hospital ER.

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Pearlene Bromell

Pearlene Bromell, 66, of the Plantersville Community, Georgetown, SC, died on Wednesday, February 5, 2014.

Funeral services were held 1 p.m., Tuesday, February 11, 2014 at Old Mt. Carmel Missionary Baptist Church.

Mrs. Bromell was born on November 8, 1947 in Georgetown, SC, a daughter of Harry Thompson, Sr. and Mrs. Florrie Dozier Thompson. She was educated in Georgetown County public school system and was a member of Old Mt. Carmel Missionary Baptist Church where she served as a Sunday School and Bible Study teacher.

Survivors include, her husband, Leroy Bromell, Jr., Georgetown, SC; two daughters, Ms. Jacquiline Gasque and Ms. Harriett Bromell both of Georgetown, SC; two sons, Leroy Bromell III, Georgetown, SC and Christopher Charles Bromell, Fort Sill, OK; four sisters, Ms. Essie Greene, Ms. Eva Heyward, Ms. Vernell Gamble and Ms. Hattie Linnen, all of Georgetown, SC; two brothers, Harry Thompson, Jr. and Thomas Thompson, both of Georgetown, SC.

Funeral service arrangements are entrusted to Wilds Funeral Home, LLC.

Johnny L. Brown

Funeral services for Mr. Johnny L. Brown were held at 2 p.m. on Friday, February 7, 2014 at Thomas Chapel AME in the Italy Community of Andrews, S.C. Viewing was held in the Chapel of Grace of Henryhand Funeral Home on Thursday, February 6, 2014 from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Loved ones left to cherish his memories are: his brother, Mr. Melvin “Dean” (Marcia) Brown of Andrews, S.C. along with a host of relatives and friends.

The family received friends at the home of his brother, Mr. Melvin “Dean” Brown, 903 West Elmwood St., Andrews, S.C.

All arrangements and professional services have been entrusted to Henryhand Funeral home of Andrews, S.C., telephone (843) 630-8010.

James Harwood Call

James Harwood Call, age 83, died on February 6, 2014 after a brief illness in Charleston SC. He was born in Miami, FL, the son of Mary Alva Pent and Harwood Call; stepson of Rudolph E. Pent.

He graduated from Miami Edison High School and the University of Florida and served two years in the US Army as a commissioned officer. Jim also served in the US Army Reserves 14 years, retiring as a major.

Jim was a founding member of Leonard, Call and Associates in Myrtle Beach SC. After retiring to DeBordieu in Georgetown, SC. Jim enjoyed many years of traveling with his wife, Gretchen, throughout the US, Canada and Europe. He was an avid golfer and cherished spending time with his family.

Throughout Jim’s life he was a dedicated Christian who exemplified his faith in his work, his friendships, and by serving in the church and community.

For the last eleven years, Jim and Gretchen have resided at Franke at Seaside in Mount Pleasant, SC.

He leaves to cherish his memory, his wife of 57 years, Gretchen Rajib Call; daughters: Jenifer Call Edwards, (Robert) of Columbia, SC; Gavin Edwards Hendricksen (Chris) of Charlotte, NC; Alison Edwards Pearson (Ryan) of Columbia, SC; Julie Ann Call of Honolulu, HI; Emily Waugh Lindsay (Zach) of Charleston, SC; Caroline Waugh of Johns Island, SC; Jamie Call Blankinship (Joe) of High Point, NC; Joseph Blankinship of Winston-Salem, NC, Gretchen Call Blankinship of High Point,, NC; and 3 great-grandchildren. Brother and sister-in-law Kemal and Ann Rajib of Coral Gables FL; and their daughters Carol Rajib Donmez of Coral Springs, FL, and Nancy Rajib Mason of Valrico, FL.

The family received friends Sunday, February 9th from 6 to 8 p.m. in the Rodenburg Chapel at Franke at Seaside, 1885 Rifle Range Road, Mt. Pleasant, SC 29464

Memorial service were on Monday, February 10th at 2 p.m. in the Rodenburg Chapel.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests a memorial donation in memory of James H. Call to Salvation Army, 2401 Anthuan Maybank Dr., Georgetown, SC 29440 or Pet Helpers, 1447 Folly Rd., Charleston, SC, 29412 or the Pastoral Care Fund at Franke at Seaside, 1500 Franke Dr,, Mt. Pleasant, SC 29464.

To those who give a donation, please include an address for acknowledgement.

Expressions of sympathy may be viewed or submitted online at Arrangements have been entrusted to McAlister-Smith Funeral Home, Mt. Pleasant Chapel, 1520 Rifle Range Rd., Mt. Pleasant, (843) 884-3833.

Dorothy Foxworth

Dorothy Proctor Layne Foxworth, 86, widow of Charles E. Foxworth, passed away on Thursday, February 6, 2014 at Georgetown Memorial Hospital.

Born on June 7, 1927, in Conway, she was a daughter of the late Clemson Proctor and the late Gussie Elnita Vaught Proctor. Mrs. Foxworth was a charter member of Herbert Memorial United Methodist Church where she was a member of the L & M Bunn Sunday School Class, United Methodist Women and the Young at Heart Club. She was a graduate of Conway High School, Winthrop College and the Charlotte Memorial Hospital School of Laboratory Technology. Mrs. Foxworth was the Director of Laboratory Technology at Georgetown Memorial Hospital and retired after 32 years of service. She was a former member of SC Society of Medical Technologist, Colonial Dames of XVII Century and was a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution.

Survivors include one son, Laurence C. Layne of St. Augustine, FL; one daughter, Eva L. Wicks (Jim) of Mt. Pleasant; one step-daughter, Jane F. Reavis (Rocky) of Conway; four grandchildren, Katie Wicks, Kyle Wicks, June Reavis and Wade Reavis; three great-grandchildren; and a number of nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her first husband, Laurence H. “Larry” Layne; and two brothers, Dr. Eugene C. Proctor and Dr. Edward L. Proctor.

Funeral services were held at 3 p.m. Sunday, February 9, 2014 at Herbert Memorial United Methodist Church with the Rev. Marie Knuckles officiating. Burial followed in Pennyroyal Memorial Gardens.

The family received friends one hour prior to the service in the church parlor.

Memorials may be made to Herbert Memorial United Methodist Church, 84 Forest Ave. Georgetown, SC 29440.

Graham Funeral Home of Georgetown is in charge of the arrangements.

Demond Grant

Linen-Knox Funeral Home announces the funeral services for Demond Enrico Grant, age 29, of 4200 Hovis Road in Charlotte, N.C.; formerly of 4431 Pennyroyal Rd. in Georgetown, S.C. He died on Friday, January 31, 2014 at Carolina Medical Hospital in Charlotte, N.C.

Mr. Grant is the son of the late Mr. Charles Singleton and the late Mrs. Patricia Grant, both of Georgetown, S.C.

Funeral services for Mr. Grant were held on Saturday, February 8, 2014 at 1 p.m. at the Greater Gethsemane Baptist Church in the Sampit Community of Georgetown, S.C. with the Rev. James Brown Jr. presiding, and Rev. Henry Carter with Unity & Love Ministries Church of Charlotte, N.C. officiating. Burial followed in the church cemetery. The remains lay in state in the sanctuary of the church from 11 a.m. until the hour of service.

Viewing was held on Friday, Feb. 7, 2014 from 3 to 5 p.m. at Linen-Knox Funeral Home.

Mr. Grant is survived by his special friend and three sisters. Special friend: Melissa Burton of Charlotte, N.C.; three sisters: Lakisa M. Grant of Andrews, S.C.; Mrs. Jacklynn S. Moore of Florence, S.C. and Mrs. Carolyn-Singleton-Grant of Atlanta, Ga.

A host of loving uncles, aunts, nieces, nephews and many other relatives and friends.

Funeral arrangements entrusted to Linen-Knox Funeral Home.

Caroline W. Stevens

Caroline Williams Stevens, 89, of Georgetown, died peacefully Monday, February 10, 2014 at Morningside of Georgetown.

Mrs. Stevens was a longtime resident of Georgetown. She was born in Columbia, S.C. on June 29, 1924, to Latimer and Carolyn Williams. She was a member of the first graduating class of Dreher High School and attended the University of South Carolina before marrying Earl Stevens in 1945. During their 61 years of marriage they lived in many places, and along the way she held a number of interesting jobs, including being the first female underwriter for the Travelers Insurance Company in Hartford, Connecticut, and office manager for the General Adjustment Bureau storm office in New Orleans following Hurricane Betsy. She was an active volunteer for many organizations, including the Salvation Army of Georgetown. She was a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution and the National Society of the Colonial Dames and played a number of roles in her church.

She enjoyed bridge with her friends and was a highly skilled player. She was very artistic and loved doing crafts, first with her children, then later with her grandchildren, and in recent years with her great-grandchildren. She was widely admired for her elegance, charm and hospitality. She was equally known for her swift (and sometimes ferocious) wit and her always amusing take on the absurdities of the world. She will be very greatly missed by her many friends and by her family.

Mrs. Stevens was predeceased by her husband Earl and by three siblings, Latimer and Norman Williams and Evelyn Risher, and is survived by her brother Warrington (Jean) Williams of Hartsville, S.C; two daughters, Carye (Warry) Williams of Kansas City, MO and Elizabeth (Erik) Hildinger of Ann Arbor, MI; three grandchildren, the Rev. Stephen (Stephanie) London of Edmonton, AB, Canada, Mary Caroline Girsch of Dallas, TX, and Martha Girsch of Ann Arbor; and three great-grandchildren, Claire, Sarah, and Alexander London of Edmonton. She also leaves behind many cousins, nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews who will remember her fondly.

The family would like to express their appreciation to the capable and caring staff at Morningside of Georgetown for making the last years of her life comfortable. They would also like to thank Tidelands Hospice for their support in her final days.

Visitation will be held Wednesday, February 12 from 5 to 7 p.m. at Mayer Funeral Home, 222 St. James Street, Georgetown. A memorial service will be held Thursday, February 13 at 3 p.m. at Prince George Winyah Episcopal Church, 300 Broad Street, Georgetown. Interment will take place Friday, February 14 at 12 noon at Elmwood Cemetery, 501 Elmwood Avenue, Columbia.

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The family suggests that in lieu of flowers contributions be made in her memory to Prince George Winyah Episcopal Church, PO Box 674, Georgetown, SC 29442.

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


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