Obituaries, April 9, 2014

  • Thursday, April 10, 2014


Don Convay Williams, age 49, of Georgetown


Pearle Barrineau

Pearle Abbott Floyd Barrineau, age 90, of Andrews, widow of Freddie James Barrineau, died Saturday, April 5, 2014, at Hospice of Charleston Hospice Center in Mount Pleasant, S.C.

Mrs. Barrineau was born in Green Sea on August 15, 1923, a daughter of the late Johnce Floyd and Sarah Helen Shelley Floyd.

She grew up in Green Sea and graduated from Green Sea High School in 1940.

Mrs. Barrineau earned her bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Limestone College in Gaffney in June of 1944.

She taught school for 34 years and retired in March of 1979.

Mrs. Barrineau was a member of First Baptist Church of Andrews, where she taught the 16-year-old girl’s Sunday school class for almost 20 years.

She was an avid reader and enjoyed knitting, crocheting, quilting, and working in her flower garden.

Surviving are a number of nieces and nephews, including Thomas O’Neal Barrineau Jr. of Charleston, S.C., who she thought of as her son, and Patrice Payne Hooper of Daniel Island, S.C., who she thought of as her daughter.

In addition to her husband, who she married on August 12, 1960, and her parents, Mrs. Barrineau was predeceased by six sisters and three brothers.

Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. on Tuesday morning, April 8, 2014, at First Baptist Church of Andrews.

Officiating was the Rev. Paul Sapp. Burial followed at Andrews Memorial Cemetery.

The family received friends from 10 to 11 a.m. prior to the service in the church.

Sign a guestbook at: www.mayerfuneralhome.com.

Memorials are suggested to: First Baptist Church of Andrews, 102 N. Rosemary Ave., Andrews, SC 29510.

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

Irene Baxter

Irene Forester Gattshall Baxter, age 93, died April 5, 2014 at Tidelands Community Hospice House, Georgetown.

For over 25 years she served as a Sunday School teacher and youth minister at First Presbyterian Church, Sumter, SC and youth advisor for Harmony Presbytery where she is affectionately remembered as “Mother Goose.”

She was born to the late Hampton N. Forester and Esther G. Forester Nov. 28, 1920 in Sumter, S.C.

She was predeceased by her husbands, M. Wayne Gattshall and John R. Baxter; daughters Judy G. Parker and Patti G. Lockhart; son-in-law, Clif Hawkins; one brother and one sister.

She is survived by her daughters, Sally G. Johnson (Frank), and Elizabeth G. Hawkins; Dick Baxter and Anne Baxter; many grandchildren; and several great-grandchildren.

A visitation will be held on Tuesday, April 8, 2014 from 5 to 7 p.m. at The Abbey at Pawleys Island, Carriage House, Litchfield Plantation.

A memorial service will be held on Wednesday, April 9, 2014 at Pawleys Island Presbyterian Church at 3 p.m.

Family will receive friends at 11:30 a.m. on Thursday, April 10, 2014 at First Presbyterian Church, Sumter.

Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m., followed by a burial at Sumter Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials be made to First Presbyterian Church Sumter, Pawleys Island Presbyterian Church, or Tidelands Community Hospice.

The family has chosen Bullock Funeral Home for the arrangements.

Robin Cribb

Robin Charlene Cribb, age 38, passed away on Thursday, April 3, 2014 at her home.

Born on August 14, 1975, in Georgetown, she was a daughter of Ralph Cribb and the late Dolly Wrenn Cribb. Charlene was a happy person and lived life to the fullest.

Survivors include her father of Hemingway; two children, Melvin Aldana, Jr. and Dolly M. Shaw, both of Georgetown; one sister, Brandi Driggers of Manning; one brother, Edward Moore of Albemarle, N.C.; four aunts; and three uncles.

She was preceded in death by an uncle, Robert Cribb.

Graveside services were held at 3 p.m. on Sunday, April 6, 2014 in the Antioch Cemetery. The Rev. Jack Todd officiated.

The family received friends at the graveside.

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

Ezell Hester

Ezell Rice Hester of Pawleys Island died Monday, April 7, 2014, at Tidelands Community Hospice in Georgetown after a short illness. She was 92.

Mrs. Hester was born August 23, 1921, in Wedowee, Alabama. She was the daughter of Matthew and Retta Williamson Rice.

She formerly lived in Birmingham, where she worked in retail management with an emphasis on children’s clothing for 35 years.

However, her primary life’s work was helping to take care of others. She moved to Pawleys Island in 2000 and has been a resident at Morningside Assisted Living in Georgetown since July 2012.

She was a member of St. Paul’s Waccamaw United Methodist Church.

Mrs. Hester was preceded in death by her husband of 55 years, Ridley H. Hester; a son, Thomas R. Hester; three sisters, Mavis Thompson, Nettie Wadsworth, and Euna McGhee; and one brother, Alva Rice.

Surviving relatives include her daughter, Sheila Rogers and her husband Jerome of Pawleys Island; four grandchildren, Rick Foshee of Georgetown, Darryl Foshee of Florence, S.C., Christina Creeden of Haymarket, Va., and Jessica Liples of Shippack, Pa.; and seven great-grandchildren.

She is also survived by two brothers, Durwood Rice and his wife Mavis, and Herbert Rice and his wife Jimmie, all of Lineville, Ala.; a daughter-in-law, Linda Hester of Shippack, Pa.; and several nieces and nephews.

Graveside services will be held on 11 a.m. on Tuesday, April 15, 2014, at the Elmwood Cemetery in Birmingham.

A memorial service is being planned for a later date at Morningside Assisted Living.

Memorials may be made to Tidelands Community Hospice, 2591 N. Frasier Street, Georgetown, SC, 29440, or to Toombs H. Kay Shut-In Ministry, 180 St. Paul Place, Pawleys Island, SC, 29585.

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

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

Billy Parrott

Billy Parrott, age 70, husband of Teresa Van Vlake Parrott, passed away peacefully on Monday, April 7, 2014 at his home with his loving family by his side.

Born on November 13, 1943, in Johnsonville, he was a son of the late Clinton and Lola Bell Hanna Parrott. Mr. Parrott enjoyed playing golf, fishing and working in his yard.

Survivors include his wife, Teresa Van Vlake Parrott of Andrews; two daughters, Pam Parrott of Georgetown and Tara Parrott Luttrell of Summerville, S.C.; one son, Billy Parrott Jr. of Myrtle Beach; one brother, Buck Parrott of Pawleys Island; five sisters, Betty Ethridge and Lola Dean Riggs of Manning and Nell White, Tricia Cook, and Jean Terry, all of Andrews; seven grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. on Thursday, April 9, 2014 at Andrews Church of God with Rev. Wayne Cox and Rev. Geraldine Bednego officiating.

Burial will follow in Pennyroyal Memorial Gardens.

The family will receive friends from 4 to 6 p.m. on Wednesday at Graham Funeral Home.

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

John Wright

Linen-Knox Funeral Home announces the funeral services of John “Hamm” Wright, age 70, of Georgetown.

He died on Wednesday, April 2, 2014 at Tidelands Hospice House in Georgetown.

Mr. Wright was the husband of Gracie Wright of Georgetown and the son of the late Marion and Annie Wright.

Funeral services were held on Monday, April 7, 2014 at 2 p.m. at Light House of Jesus Christ Church of Georgetown.

Bishop Floyd Knowlin, pastor, officiated.

Burial followed in the church cemetery.

The remains lay in state in the sanctuary of the church from noon until the hour of service.

A viewing was held on Sunday, April 6, 2014 from 6 to 8 p.m. at Linen-Knox Funeral Home Chapel, 1632 Emanuel Street in Georgetown.

Mr. Wright is survived by his loving wife, Gracie Wright; three daughters, Edna Cochran and Carol Wigfall, both of Georgetown, and Doris Conyers of Garden City; four sons, Tony Drayton of Conway, S.C., Dewayne Page of Jacksonville, N.C., George Greene of Gary, Ind., and Mark Greene of Georgetown; three sisters, Ernestine Sparkman, Kalmeita Gainey and Lillian Parson, all of Pawleys Island; and a host of loving grandchildren, nieces, nephews, cousins and other relatives and friends.

Funeral arrangements are entrusted to Linen-Knox Funeral Home.

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