Obituaries March 5, 2014

  • Thursday, March 6, 2014


Alifair Julious, age 101, of 52 Gunter Ln., Hemingway, SC

Hubert Porcha, age 58, of Palm Bay, Fla.


Gladys Dennison

Gladys Dennison, 54, died at Tidelands Hospice on March 3, 2014. Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. on Thursday at Soul Saving Church of Georgetown conducted by Rev. Robert Davis. Visitation will take place on Thursday in the sanctuary of the church from11a.m. until the time of service.

Ms. Dennison was born on November 10, 1959 in Georgetown, South Carolina to the marital union of James Ezekiel Dennison and Mrs. Susan McCray Dennison. Both parents predeceased her.

She was educated in the public schools of Georgetown County and later worked for a period of time in the Myrtle Beach hotel industry.

Gladys was a loving daughter, sister and friend. And while she did not bear any children of her own, she was like a mother to many of her nieces and nephews.

Her passing is visibly felt by her brothers, James McCray, Barry Dennison and Glennie Dennison of Georgetown and Harold Dennison of Conway, SC; three sisters, Edith Jenette Holmes, also of Conway, Diana Wilson and Rena Belle Greene of Georgetown; a number of treasured nieces and nephews, other loving relatives and friends.

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

Joseph Hamilton

Joseph Hamilton, 71, of the North Santee Community, Georgetown, South Carolina, died on Wednesday, February 26, 2014 at Carolina Medical, Florence, South Carolina.

Funeral services were held 1 p.m., Tuesday, March 4, 2014 at Open Bible Tabernacle, Georgetown, SC, Elder David Grayson, pastor, with burial following at Mt. Zion A.M.E. Church cemetery, Georgetown, SC.

A viewing was held 6 p.m., Monday, March 3, 2014 at Open Bible Tabernacle.

Mr. Hamilton was born on March 12, 1942 in Georgetown, SC, a son of Joe Hamilton and Mrs. Sarah Hamilton. He was educated in the Georgetown County public school system and was a member of Mt. Zion A.M.E. Church since early youth.

Survivors include, his son, Sam Grant, Sr. of Georgetown, SC; two brothers, Raiford Hamilton of Georgetown, SC, Alex Hamilton of Baltimore, MD; two sisters, Ms. Lillie Belle Pendergrass of Kingstree, SC, Ms. Beulah Hill of Albuquerque, NM.

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

Dorothy Lewis Kaminskas

Dorothy Lewis Kaminskas, age 90, of Pawleys Island died Thursday, February 27, 2014 at Waccamaw Community Hospital.

Born in Jersey City, NJ, she was a daughter of the late William and Minnie Lewis. Mrs. Kaminskas was a member of Precious Blood of Christ Catholic Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Vincent Kaminskas.

Survivors include her three sons, Judd (Ann) Kaminskas of Georgetown, Robert (Lynn) Kaminskas of FL and John (Pace) Kaminskas of NJ; a sister, Mary Piscitello of Chapel Hill, NC; six grandchildren and a great-grandson.

A mass of Christian burial was said at 10 a.m. Tuesday, March 4, 2014 at Precious Blood of Christ Catholic Church with Father Pat Stenson officiating. The family received friends from 6-8 p.m. Monday, March 3, 2014 at Goldfinch Funeral Home, Beach Chapel.

An online guestbook is available at

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

William G. Maus

William George Maus, 65, of Pawleys Island died at his home on Thursday, February 27, 2014 following an extended illness.

Mr. Maus was born November 28, 1948 in Youngstown, Ohio, the son of the late Edwin B. and Margaret (Williams) Maus.

Mr. Maus graduated from Warren G. Harding High School and retired after 22 years of service from Alcan Aluminum in Warren, Ohio. He moved to Myrtle Beach, South Carolina in 1987 and was also retired from McLane Southeast where he was employed as a regional route supervisor.

He is survived by his wife, Georgette M. (Lyman) Maus of Pawleys Island, SC whom he married in 1987; his son, William J. Maus (Anne); and his daughter Lisa A. Eubank (Phillip) both of Cortland, Ohio; three grandchildren, Nicholas Hillier, William Maus and Michaela-Anne Maus; he is also survived by his sister, Carol Jean (Robert) Brady and brother, Edwin B. (Marla) Maus both of Warren, Ohio and numerous nieces and nephews.

Mr. Maus was very involved in sports, playing in several baseball, softball and bowling leagues in Ohio. During his time in South Carolina he was an avid golfer and enjoyed two holes-in-one. He was also a football fan, cheering for the Ohio State University Buckeyes and the Pittsburgh Steelers.

At Mr. Maus’s request, there will be no services held.

Donations may be made to Tidelands Community Hospice House, 2591 N. Fraser St., Georgetown, SC 29440, to the American Cancer Society, 950 48th Ave. N., Suite 101 Myrtle Beach, SC 29577 or to the American Heart Association, 7272 Greenville Ave. Dallas, TX 75231.

An online guestbook is available at

Goldfinch Funeral Home, Murrells Inlet Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

CJ Thompson Sr.

Christopher James “CJ” Thompson, Sr., 73, of Georgetown, the husband of Minnie Lee Coker Thompson, went home to be with the Lord on Monday, March 3, 2014, at Tidelands Community Hospice.

Mr. Thompson was born the son of William Eugene Thompson and Rosa Belle Johnson Thompson on April 1, 1940 in Williamsburg County. He was a retired employee with Georgetown Steel Mill. He was a United States Navy Veteran. He was a member of Rhems Pentecostal Holiness Church where he faithfully served as a deacon and greeter. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, gardening, and horseback riding.

CJ and Minnie were married on December 5, 1958 and celebrated 55 years together. Their home was blessed with: five children, Christopher “Chris” (Julie) Thompson, Jr., Angela “Angie” (Bobby) Britt, Myra (Bobby) Perry, Theresa Thompson-Cupp, and Felicia Thompson-Green; nineteen grandchildren, and one great-grandchild. He also leaves behind: two brothers, Louie Thompson and John David (Amy) Bradshaw; and two sisters, Glenda Lee and Annette Lee.

He was predeceased by his parents.

A Going Home Celebration will be 3 p.m. Thursday, March 6, 2014, at Rhems Pentecostal Holiness Church. Officiating will be the Rev. Teryel Prosser, Rev. Ronnie Newton, Rev. Terry Geddings and Rev. Jack Todd. Interment will follow in the Antioch cemetery directed by the Hemingway Chapel of McKenzie Funeral Home.

Visitation will be 6-8 p.m. Wednesday, March 5, 2014, in the church sanctuary.

McKenzie Funeral Home of Hemingway is honored to serve the Thompson Family.

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