Obituaries, June 2, 2014

  • Monday, June 2, 2014

Arlene Joseph

Arlene Wilcox Joseph, age 91, of Georgetown, widow of Dr. John A. Joseph Sr., died Mon., June 2, 2014, at her residence.

Mrs. Joseph was born in Steele City, Neb. on Dec. 4, 1922, a daughter of the late Chester Wilcox and Beulah Babcock Wilcox.

She grew up in Steele City, graduated from Hastings College, and was a school teacher for a time.

Mrs. Joseph later moved to Bruning, NE, where she met her husband while working as a secretary at Bruning Army Airfield.

Dr. and Mrs. Joseph were married in 1943 and moved to Georgetown in 1945.

Mrs. Joseph was a member of Georgetown Presbyterian Church for 70 years, where she was a choir member for 45 years.

Surviving are three sons, Dr. Thomas C. Joseph (Sharon) of Camden, Dr. John A. Joseph Jr. (Susan) of Georgetown, and Raad W. Joseph (Daphne) of Columbia; six grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and a brother, Ronald Wilcox of Oregon.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Thurs., June 5, 2014, at Georgetown Presbyterian Church.

Officiating will be the Rev. Dr. Stephen H. Wilkins.

Burial will follow at Elmwood Cemetery.

A reception will be held prior to the funeral service on Thursday from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. in the Church Fellowship Hall.

The family will receive friends on Wed., June 4, 2014, at the Georgetown Chapel of Mayer Funeral Home from 6 to 8 p.m.

Sign a guestbook at: www.mayerfuneralhome.com.

Memorials are suggested to: Georgetown Presbyterian Church, 558 Black River Rd., Georgetown, SC 29440, or to Tara Hall Home for Boys, 510 Tara Hall Rd., Georgetown, SC 29440, or to the charity of one’s choice.

Bette Lachicotte

Bette Robertson Lachicotte, age 92, of Pawleys Island, widow of Philip R. Lachicotte IV, died Fri., May 30, 2014, at her residence.

Mrs. Lachicotte was born in Fernleaf, Ky. on January 15, 1922, a daughter of the late Allen Craig Robertson and Ruth Norris Robertson.

She grew up in Minerva, KY, graduated from Minerva High School, and attended Anderson College.

Mrs. Lachicotte moved to Pawleys Island in 1954 from Tacoma, WA and worked at The Hammock Shops.

She was a communicant of All Saints Church and served her church as treasurer, choir member, Alter Guild member, and organist at Sunday school.

Surviving are a son, Philip “Chip” Lachicotte of Pawleys Island; a daughter, Ellen Lachicotte of Jacksonville, FL; a brother, Henry Robertson of Peebles, OH; a sister, Jane Roberts of Summerville; and two grandsons, Philip Lachicotte of Colorado Springs, CO, and Bentley Lachicotte of Pawleys Island.

Memorial services will be held at 11 a.m. on Tues., June 3, 2014, at the old All Saints Church.

Officiating will be the Rev. Timothy Surratt. Inurnment will follow in All Saints Churchyard.

The family will receive friends on Mon., June 2, 2014, at the Georgetown Chapel of Mayer Funeral Home from 6 to 8 p.m.

Sign a guestbook at: www.mayerfuneralhome.com.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorials be made to: Christ the King, Waccamaw, Episcopal Church, 10172 Ocean Hwy. 17, Pawleys Island, SC 29585.

Joyce Tilley

Joyce (Gayenelle) Woodlief Tilley of Rocky Mount, NC died peacefully on Sun., June 1, 2014 at Elmcroft Assisted Living in Raleigh, NC.

She was born August 26, 1928 to the late Aubrey Woodlief Sr. and Sarah Powell Woodlief.

She was predeceased by her husband, Thompson Milton Tilley; and brothers, Bervin, Fleming, Maynard, Woodrow and Aubrey Jr.; and sisters, Selene Wright, Ione King, Hortense Gibson, Nadine Bradley and Clina Wheeler.

Joyce was a fiercely independent lady who was involved in many volunteer organizations and was dedicated to her Christian faith and serving the Lord in many aspects of her life.

She deeply loved her children and family. One of the happiest times in her life was working for the Rocky Mount Fire Department as an administrative assistant to the chief.

Many would say she thought she was in charge of the Fire Department. Her family is so appreciative of the love and caring from the firemen over the years as they became her second family.

Her dedication to her faith included being a charter member of Edgemont Baptist Church, charter member of Northside Baptist, and she remained a current member of First Baptist Church in Rocky Mount. She was actively involved with the North Roanoke Baptist Association in leadership roles, Women’s Missionary Union, served most of her adult life as a Sunday School teacher, and served in many other roles for which she was called with her church and community.

She is survived by her daughter, Pamela Tilley Thompson and husband John of Raleigh; son, Timothy Mac Tilley and wife, Rose, of Georgetown; grandchildren, Jacob Thompson Arthur and wife Lisa, Amanda Arthur Kent and husband Patrick; and great-grandchildren, Andrew, Ella Grace and Samantha Arthur and Daniel Kent, all of Raleigh.

Her one living sibling is Lavoy Adams of Durham and she had many special nieces and nephews as well.

The family will receive friends and relatives from 6 to 8 p.m. on Tues., June 3, 2014 at Wheeler and Woodlief Funeral Home.

A service to remember Joyce will be held 11 a.m. on Wed., June 4, 2014, at First Baptist Church with Rev. Bill Grisham and Rev. Larry Curtis officiating.

Burial will follow at Pineview Cemetery.

The family is thankful to the staff at Elmcroft, Dr. Lalita Sidana, and the entire Transitions LifeCare Team from Hospice for their support during her illness.

Flowers will be accepted but the family requests memorials be made in her memory to First Baptist Church, 200 S. Church Street, Rocky Mount, NC 27804 or the RM Fire Department Benevolent Fund, 375 East Raleigh Blvd, Rocky Mount NC 27801.

Arrangements entrusted to Wheeler and Woodlief Funeral Home, 1130 N. Winstead Avenue, Rocky Mount, NC 27804.

You may share memories and condolences with the family by visiting www.wheelerwoodlief.com.

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