Obituaries, June 11, 2014

  • Wednesday, June 11, 2014


Franklin Williams, age 69, of Hemingway


James Causey

James Theo Causey, age 86, of Georgetown walked through the Door of Heaven that was prepared for him through Jesus Christ on Tues., June 3, 2014, at Saint Mary’s Hospice House in Athens, GA.

Mr. Causey was born a son of Frank and Lula Mew Causey on Aug. 15, 1927 in Socastee. He was a produce manager for A&P Food Stores.

He was a devout Christian man who served sacrificially over the years in church ministries including Deacon, Elder, Sunday School Teacher & Superintendent, Adult Choir member, and numerous church committees.

His years of labors are seen today in the Georgetown Pentecostal Holiness Church and the Georgetown First Assembly of God.

Mr. Causey was a devoted husband, beloved father, grandfather and great grandfather, and cherished brother; a man of solid character and of firm moral standards who leaves a legacy trustworthy and true.

Theo married Doris J. Nobles Causey on June 22, 1949 and would have celebrated 65 years together this month.

Their union was blessed with five children, James “Jim” (June) Causey, Sylvia (Bob) McConnell, Sue (Jimmy) Douglas, Jerry (Melody) Causey, and Sheryl (Alan) Graham; and eight grandsons and their families, Jared and Cherrel Causey and children, Alyssa and Alex, Kirk and Stephanie McConnell and son, Will, Travis and Amber Douglas and children, Trenton, Ethan, Brayden, Landon and Emsley, Trevor and Allison Douglas and sons, Evan and Eli, Paul and Suzanne Causey and children, Shannon and Micah, David and Nola Causey and son, Titus, Matt and Michelle Graham, Stuart and KayCee Graham.

Mr. Causey was preceded in death by his parents and three brothers, Elwood, Hubert and Frank Jr.

A Home Going Celebration was held at 11 a.m. on Sat., June 7, 2014 at the Georgetown Pentecostal Holiness Church.

Interment followed at the Pennyroyal Memorial Gardens, directed by the Georgetown Chapel of McKenzie Funeral Home.

Visitation was from 6 to 8 p.m. on Friday in the sanctuary of the Georgetown PH Church.

McKenzie Funeral Home was honored to serve the Causey family.

Dick Elliott

Former State Senator and well respected community and business leader Dick F. Elliott, age 78, of North Myrtle Beach passed away on June 7, 2014, after a lengthy illness at McLeod Regional Hospital in Florence.

Mr. Elliott led a remarkable life and died peacefully with his family surrounding him.

He was the son of John Marvin and Ara Mae Hough Elliott of Cassett.

He attended Wingate College and Clemson University.

He subsequently moved to the North Myrtle Beach area and started several business ventures, including Elliott Realty, Beachwood Golf Club and Eagle Nest Golf Course.

With his successful business undertakings, he was able to begin giving back to his community through state and public service and a political career that spanned three decades and culminated with his retirement from the South Carolina Senate in 2012, after receiving the Order of the Palmetto, our state’s highest civilian honor.

Senator Elliott was predeceased by his brother John Elliott and his sisters Margaret Hall, Willie Gregory, and Martha Walters.

Senator Elliott is survived by his wife of 53 years, Anne Anderson Elliott.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by his son Rick and his wife Leslie Elliott of North Myrtle Beach, his son David and his wife Maryanne Elliott of Marietta, GA, and his daughter Angela and her husband Russell Frazier of Greenville.

Mr. Elliott is also survived by four grandchildren, Madison, Caroline, Blair and soon to be Katherine, as well as other family members, including a brother-in-law and nephews and nieces.

The services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Thurs., June 12, 2014, at Ocean Drive Presbyterian Church in North Myrtle Beach, with graveside services to follow at North Myrtle Beach Memorial Gardens.

Visitation will be held on Wed., June 11, 2014, at Ocean Drive Presbyterian Church in North Myrtle Beach from 5 to 7 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, the family has requested memorials, be sent to Ocean Drive Presbyterian Church at Post Office Box 277, North Myrtle Beach, South Carolina 29582 or McLeod Regional Health Systems at Post Office Box 100551, 800 East Cheves Street, Suite 150, Florence, South Carolina 29502 or the charity of one’s choice.

Lee Funeral Home and Crematory of North Myrtle Beach is in charge of arrangements.

You may share your memories and condolences with the Elliott family by visiting www.leefhandcrematory.com.

Omeca McCutchen

Omeca McCutchen, age 84, a beloved father and the widower of Janetta Marie Ard McCutchen, went home to be with the Lord on Wed., June 4, 2014 at his residence.

Mr. McCutchen was born a son of Willie David McCutchen and Mettie Lucille Barrineau McCutchen on Sept. 16, 1929, in Kingstree.

He served in the U.S. Air Force and was a member of the Black River Free Will Baptist Church.

Mr. McCutchen was a devoted husband, beloved father, grandfather and great grandfather, and cherished brother; a man of solid character and of firm moral standards who leaves a legacy trustworthy and true.

Omeca and Janetta were married on Feb. 15, 1951 and celebrated 55 years together.

Their union was blessed with three children, Dalton (Delores) McCutchen, Harold (Toni) McCutchen, and Wanda (Joe) Altman; six grandchildren; and seven great grandchildren.

Mr. McCutchen also leaves behind one sister, Margery M. Taylor and a number of nephews and nieces.

He was predeceased by his wife; and six siblings, Maude Goins, Jessie McCutchen, Willie David “Dee” McCutchen, Nettie McCrea, Vermel Bruce, and Franklin McCutchen

A Home Going Celebration was held at 11 a.m. on Sat., June 7, 2014 at the Black River Free Will Baptist Church.

Interment followed in the Piney Forest Cemetery, directed by the Andrews Chapel of McKenzie Funeral Home.

Visitation was from 5 to 8 p.m. on Fri., June 6, 2014 at the Andrews Chapel.

McKenzie Funeral Home was honored to serve the McCutchen family.

Bertha Morant

Bertha Lance Morant of Plantersville died on May 30, 2014 at Georgetown Memorial Hospital.

The daughter of the late Pompey and Minnie Johnson-Lance was born on Jan. 28, 1924.

She was a member of Greater Mt. Carmel Missionary Baptist Church and sang on the Senior Choir.

Mrs. Morant received her education in the Georgetown County School District.

In the 1960s she and her family moved to Lancaster, PA, where she moved at Swam Watch Factory.

After moving back to Plantersville, she worked in housekeeping on Myrtle Beach.

Services were held at 1 p.m. on Sat., June 7, 2014 at Greater Mt. Carmel Missionary Baptist Church in Plantersville Community of Georgetown, with Rev. Thomas Brockington officiating.

Burial followed in the church cemetery, under the direction of McKnight-Fraser Funeral Homes.

She leaves to cherish her memories are three daughters, Alethia Simms, Bertha (Leroy) Swinton of Lancaster, PA, and Esther Greene of Georgetown; four sons, Willie (Frances) Morant, Victor (Elizabeth) Morant of Lancaster, PA, Leon Morant of Georgetown and Franklin (Kathy) Morant of Orangeburg; 27 grandchildren; 49 great-grandchildren; and 10 great-great-grandchildren.


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