Obituaries, May 19, 2014

  • Monday, May 19, 2014

DEATH NOTICE

Linda Davis, age 50, of Lake City, SC

FUNERAL SERVICES

Mary Ferdon

Mary Elizabeth Fielder Ferdon, age 82, of Georgetown died Fri., May 16, 2014, at Tidelands Community Hospice House.

Mrs. Ferdon was born in Spartanburg on Sept. 27, 1931, a daughter of the late Thomas Franklin Fielder and Elvira Jackson Fielder.

She graduated from Spartanburg High School and Limestone College, Cum Laude in 1952.

While at Limestone, Mrs. Ferdon was a member of the Honor Society, Who’s Who, and a Senior Superlative.

She served as May Queen and was on both the Student and Legislative Councils.

Mrs. Ferdon was a charter member of Herbert Memorial United Methodist Church, where she served as a trustee, on the Alter Guild, and was a member of the United Methodist Women.

She was a founding member of both the Georgetown Watercolor Society and the Georgetown County Cultural Council, and was an active member of the South Carolina Watercolor Society for many years.

Mrs. Ferdon enjoyed fishing at North Inlet with her husband and working in her yard.

Surviving are her husband, Richard James Ferdon Jr. of Georgetown, whom she married on May 30, 1953 in First Presbyterian Church in Spartanburg; three sons, Richard Fielder Ferdon (Joyce) and James H. Ferdon (Kelli), both of Georgetown, and Robert Jackson Ferdon of Conway; two daughters, Mary Beth Ferdon Kornahrens (Glenn) and Anne Ferdon Moore, both of Pawleys Island; six grandchildren, Richie Ferdon, Rangeley Ferdon Laney (Edward), Steve Kornahrens, Maggie Kornahrens O’Briant, Jackson Ferdon, and Lizzie Moore; and two great-grandchildren, Mikey and Danny O’Briant.

In addition to her parents, Mrs. Ferdon was predeceased by two sisters, Eleanor Craig Phillips and Rose Lake Fielder.

Memorial services were held at 3 p.m. on Sun., May 18, 2014, at Duncan Memorial United Methodist Church.

Officiating was the Rev. Marie Knuckles. Inurnment will be private in Pennyroyal Memorial Gardens.

The family received friends prior to the service at Duncan Memorial United Methodist Church Family Life Center from 1 to 2:30 p.m.

Sign a guestbook at: www.mayerfuneralhome.com.

In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to: Herbert Memorial United Methodist Church, 84 Forest Ave., Georgetown, SC 29440, or to Tidelands Community Hospice, 2591 N. Fraser St., Georgetown, SC 29440, or to SC Alzheimer’s Assoc. Chapter, 4124 Clemson Blvd., Ste. L, Anderson, SC 29621.

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

Ellis Leigh

Ellis Eugene “Gene” Leigh, age 67, husband of Judy Skipper Leigh, passed away on Fri., May 16, 2014 at Georgetown Memorial Hospital.

Born on Sept. 12, 1946, in Conway, he was the son of the late Eddie Ellis Leigh and the late Margaret Sullivan Leigh.

Mr. Leigh was a member of First Assembly of God where he served as former Sunday School superintendent, a former deacon and many other positions within the church.

He enjoyed working, fishing and spending time with his grandchildren.

Mr. Leigh was the owner of Gene’s Lawn Service Inc.

Survivors include his wife of Georgetown; a daughter, Jeanie (Rod) Duncan of Andrews; and a son, Timmy (Charlene) Leigh of Georgetown; four grandchildren, Daniel Duncan, Dillon Duncan, Caleb Ledford and Andrew Leigh; two sisters, Janice (Bryan) Jordan of Conway and Pat (Fritz) Gibson of Myrtle Beach.

Mr. Leigh was predeceased by a son, Kevin Eugene Leigh.

Funeral services will be held at 3:30 p.m. on Tues., May 20, 2014 at First Assembly of God with Rev. Clifford Coursey, Rev. Dave Hoskins, Rev. Tommy Cox and Rev. Wayne Powell officiating. Entombment will be held at Pennyroyal Memorial Gardens Mausoleum.

The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. on Monday at First Assembly of God.

Memorials may be made to Teen Challenge of South Carolina, Post Office Box 1437, Georgetown, SC 29440.

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

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