• Thursday, March 27, 2014

Karen Cales

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Karen Cales

Karen Denise Martin Cales, age 57, a resident of Pawleys Island, S.C. passed away on March 23, 2014.

She developed complications with breast cancer.

She is survived by her daughter, Sarah Cales.

Mrs. Cales donated her body to the University Of South Carolina School Of Medicine to help find a cure for breast cancer.

She will be missed by her family and so many wonderful friends.

No service has been set at this time.

Carolyn Holmes

Carolyn W. Holmes, widow of Willie C. Holmes, passed away on Wednesday, March 26, 2014 at Tidelands Community Hospice House.

Survivors include two children, Debbie Holmes of Murrells Inlet and Richard Holmes (Rose) of Georgetown; two grandchildren, Dustin Carroll (Sara) of Charleston and Lindsay Holmes of Mount Pleasant, S.C.; three great-grandchildren, Elizabeth Carroll, Noah Carroll and Ava Cook; two sisters, Helen Helms and Jackie Cuzzell, both of Charleston; three brothers, Bill Wooley, Jimmy Wooley and Monty Wooley, all of Charleston; a number of nieces and nephews; and a special friend, Luke Bramlett of Garden City.

She was preceded in death by a son, Larry Holmes; and a sister, Dottie Coste.

Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, March 29, 2014 in the Woodlawn Cemetery, with Rev. Steve Wilson officiating.

The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. on Friday at the funeral home.

Memorials may be made to Tidelands Community Hospice House, 2591 N. Fraser St. Georgetown, SC 29440.

Graham Funeral Home of Georgetown is in charge of the arrangements (www.grahamfuneralhome.org).

Brenda Howard

Brenda Elaine Howard, 65, of North Charleston, S.C., wife of Larry David Howard died Thursday, March 27, 2014.

Her funeral service will be held on Sunday, March 30, 2014 in the Cooper River Baptist Church, 1059 Crawford Street at 3 p.m. with burial to follow in Carolina Memorial Park.

The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service. Arrangements by J. Henry Stuhr, Inc., North Area Chapel.

Brenda was born March 17, 1949 in Charleston, S.C., a daughter of the late Johnnie Nolin and the late Ruby Elaine Lee Nolin.

As a young girl she was a cheerleader for Whipper-Barony Park and worked as a stock counter at Edwards Dime Store.

She graduated from Chicora High School. She worked at Flanders Carpet, was a Tupperware Representative and retired from the Department of Vital Records for the State of South Carolina. She was a member of Cooper River Baptist Church, enjoyed spending time with her family and taking care of others.

Mrs. Howard liked to travel, square dance, and shop. She enjoyed flowers and butterflies.

She is survived by her husband of 47 years, Larry D. Howard of North Charleston; sons, Donald Howard and his wife Sonya of Ridgeville, S.C. and Jeremy D. Howard of North Charleston; sister, Nancy Beck and her husband Wayne of Spencer, Tenn.; brother, Wayne Nolin and his wife Linda of North Charleston; grandchildren, Paul, Sierra, Andrew, Madison, Dakota; aunt, Faye Hiers and her husband J.C. of North Charleston; uncle, Gary McJunkin of North Charleston; special friends, Irene Alexander and Jackie Easterling; nieces, nephews and a large extended family.

She was preceded in death by her parents and aunt, Darlene McJunkin.

A special thank you to Scott, Penny and Pandora of Hospice of Charleston.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Hospice of Charleston, 4975 Lacross Road, Suite 200, North Charleston, SC 29406 and/or American Cancer Society, 5900 Core Road, Suite 504, North Charleston, SC 29406.

A memorial message may be sent to the family by visiting our website at www.jhenrystuhr.com.

Jake Howard

Jake Michael Howard, age 58, of Andrews went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday morning, March 25, 2014 at the Tidelands Community Hospice House.

Mr. Howard was born the son of Jake Pyatt Howard Jr. and Bessie Capps Howard on July 24, 1955 in Hemingway.

He was a retired warehouse manager with Wildes Furniture.

He was a member of the Swamp Fox Fellowship Riders.

He leaves behind his mother; two children, Lisa Marie “Boo” Howard and Ashley “Lulu” Wilson; two grandchildren, Cooper and Jonathan; a brother, Wendell (Kathy) Howard; and two sisters, Patsy H. (Michael) Tanner and Sonya H. (Charles) Creel.

Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m. on Thursday, March 27, 2014 at Bethel Cemetery, directed by the Andrews Chapel of McKenzie Funeral Home.

There will be no public visitation.

The Howard family will receive family and friends at their home, 3925 Kent Road, Andrews, SC 29510.

McKenzie Funeral Home is honored to serve the Howard family.

William Oliver

William Edward “Eddie” Oliver, 72, of Surfside Beach died Thursday, March 27, 2014, at his residence.

Eddie and his twin brother, Dickie, were born in Georgetown on April 11, 1941, to the late Edward Curtis Oliver and Geneva Cribb Oliver.

They were born in the home of his late aunt, Leta Cribb Ulmer, in what is now known as the oldest house in Georgetown.

Eddie graduated from Winyah High School, where he excelled in basketball and continued his love for athletics under the direction of Matt Goyak and Kay Richards, leaders in the athletic programs in the area for many years.

These two men taught him to believe in himself and to believe anything is possible.

Eddie served as athletic director for Georgetown County and continued the efforts of Matt and Kay long after they hung up their cleats.

Following his retirement from Georgetown, he served as athletic director for the City of North Myrtle Beach.

He was a former Executive Director of the Beach Ball Classic in Myrtle Beach and continued his love for basketball with his website, Hoopsusa.com, and published an annual High School Basketball Report which was sought by college coaches all over the nation.

Eddie was a national director for Dixie Youth Baseball for 12 years, was involved in Palmetto Youth Baseball, and many other local athletic tournaments.

He helped with the Prime Time Shoot Out in Trenton, N.J. and also the Roundball Classic in Charleston.

He was a member of the McDonald’s All Tournament Selection Committee and was honored as an official “Kentucky Colonel,” presented to him on behalf of the teams in the Bluegrass State.

Even though it was his involvement with high school basketball that offered him so many wonderful opportunities and introduced him to so many respected coaches and players, Eddie gives credit for his life’s accomplishments to his faith in God.

His favorite saying was “count your blessings,” and he never hesitated to tell you that it was God’s grace and love that lead his way.

Eddie is predeceased by his parents; his older sister, Anne Oliver Brown, and his younger sisters, Jeanette Oliver Thomas and Joyce Oliver.

Surviving are his wife, Nancy Carole Beaty Oliver; two sons, William Edward Oliver Jr. of Scranton and Thomas Jeffrey Gerard (Stephanie) of Hartsville; two daughters, Lauren Oliver Spivey (Stephen) of Socastee and Kimberly Gerard Cunningham of Summerville; three grandsons, Tyler Cunningham, Trevor Gerard, and Cole Gerard; his twin brother, Richard Curtis Oliver (Helen) of Georgetown; a family friend who Eddie mentored for many years, Randy Walker of Georgetown; and his beloved dog, Yanni, who rarely left his side.

A memorial service and Celebration of Life will be held at 3 p.m. on Sunday afternoon, March 30, 2014, at Gathering Community Church. Officiating will be Pastor Benji Simmons.

Sign a guestbook at: www.mayerfuneralhome.com.

The family will receive friends from 4 to 6 p.m. on Saturday afternoon, March 29, 2014, at the Georgetown Chapel of Mayer Funeral Home.

In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to: Interstitial Cystitis Network, ATTN; Jill Osborne, 5636 Dell Monte Court, Santa Rosa, CA 95409.

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