Obituaries July 2, 2014

  • Tuesday, July 1, 2014



Death Notice

Janice Taylor Roberts, 74, of Riegelwood

Funeral Services

Leonard Aberle

Leonard Jay Aberle, 72, husband of Beverly K. Aberle, passed away on Sat., June 28, 2014 at his home after a long illness.

Born on March 18, 1942, in Riverside, CA, he was a son of the late Leonard Charles Aberle and the late Thelma Isabelle Packer Aberle. Mr. Aberle was a member of Saint Mary, Our Lady of Ransom Catholic Church and the Knights of Columbus.

He enjoyed reading, working in his yard and most of all playing golf. Mr. Aberle was loved by all and will be dearly missed by his family and friends.

Survivors include his wife of Georgetown; two children, Lisa M. Aberle of Chesterfield, VA and Leonard C. Aberle (Leslie P.) of Chester, VA; five grandchildren, Alexander Sean Garey, Kelsea Nicole Miller, Lindsay Ann Aberle, Joshua Stephens Miller and Addison Olivia Aberle; two sisters, Sharon Rigby of Chesterfield, VA and Diane Katz (Larry) of Chester, VA.

He was preceded in death by a brother, Ronald C. Aberle.

Services will be held at a later date in Chester, VA.

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

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

Thomas Kay

Thomas Oliver Kay of Litchfield Country Club died Tuesday, June 24, 2014 at Waccamaw Community Hospital.

Born in Anderson, he was the son of the late Thomas C. and Gertrude Kay.

Tom was a 1950 graduate of Furman University and Southern Seminary. Mr. Kay was the Pastor of First Baptist Church in Washington, GA until 1964. He then lived in Virginia until he retired in 1996 and moved to Pawleys Island.

During his life in Virginia, he served as Administrative Assistant to a US Congressman and as Executive Assistant to a US Senator.

Following that service he became Director of Congressional Relations for the US Department of Agriculture where he was promoted to Administrator of the UISDA’S Foreign Agricultural Service and following that assignment became Undersecretary of the US Department of Agriculture.

Retiring from governmental service in 1989, he opened his own consulting firm in Washington, DC, Kay Associates where he represented several US commodity groups during the Uruguay Round of Trade Negation in Geneva, Switzerland.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Bette in 1991, his son Thomas Michael Kay in 1963 and his sister, Frances Morris in 2012.

Surviving are his son, Mitchell Kay and Sonja of Waxhaw, NC; stepsons, H. Dallon Weathers and wife Carey of Columbia and Bruce T. Weathers and wife Connie of Franklin, TN; sister, Eloise Harrison of Anderson; nephew Tom and his wife Katrina Harrison; eight grandchildren; six great grandchildren and friend and companion, Lynn Talmadge.

Services were 2 p.m., Fri., June 27, 2014 at Goldfinch Funeral Home, Litchfield-Pawleys Island Chapel.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, Palmetto Chapter, 810 Dutch Square Blvd., Suite 114, Columbia, SC 29210 KinderMourn, 1320 Harding Place, Charlotte, NC 28204.

Sign a guestbook at www.goldfinchfuneralhome.com.

Ethel Mixson

Mrs. Ethel Lorraine Wilburn Mixson, 86, of Walterboro, entered into rest Friday evening, June 27, 2014, in Columbia.

Funeral services were conducted at noon on Mon, June 30, 2014, at Victory Baptist Church in Walterboro. Interment was at Deep Branch Baptist Church Cemetery.

Formerly married to the late Pastor Curtis W. Mixson, she is survived by two sons, Sammy (Carol) Mixson of Georgetown and Aaron (Kathy) Mixson of Walterboro; a brother, Wendell G. Wilburn of Beaufort and a number of grandchildren and great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by two sons, David Mixson and Daniel Mixson.

Arrangement by: The Brice W. Herndon and Sons Funeral Homes Walterboro Chapel, 1193 Bells Highway, Walterboro, 843.538.5408. Visit the registry online at:


Elaine Morris

Elaine Poston Morris, of Hemingway, wife of Richard Ellison Morris Sr., died June 29, 2014 at McLeod Hospice House in Florence.

Mrs. Elaine was born in Hannah, the daughter of the late Willard Clifton and Dorothy Daniels Poston.

She was a graduate of the last class of the McLeod Infirmary School of Nursing in 1964 where she received her nursing degree.

She began her nursing career as an office nurse with Dr. William L Coleman of Pamplico.

After several years as a public health nurse at the SC Department of Health and Environmental Control, she launched her own business, Comprehensive Professional Rehabilitation, providing case management and expert testimony for workers compensation clients.

She was a pioneer in her field and operated a very successful business for thirty two years. She served on the Workers Compensation Kids Chance Board for over ten years.

She was a very active member of Hemingway First Baptist Church where she sang in the choir, served on numerous committees including the pastoral and building committees and in the formation of a church kitchen renovation committee.

She was dedicated to her church as evidenced by her presence every time the doors were open. She did mission work in West Virginia for several years helping to repair homes for people in need.

Mrs. Morris lived a rich and fulfilling life, surrounded by many dear friends and a loving family. Most of her spare time was spent with her husband of 48 years, their son, and the grandchildren she so dearly loved.

She was blessed with a twin sister with whom she shared a very special bond that began before they were born. She was an avid gardener and loved to fish.

She enjoyed playing bridge and entertaining her friends and family.

Married to Ellison Morris Sr. of the home, she leaves a son whom she adored, Richard E. (Amie) Morris Jr. , and two cherished granddaughters, Jane Ellison and Maeve Morris. Her twin sister, Nelda (Andy) Fowler, of Florence, sister, Polly Poston of Florence, brother Jimmy L. ( Linda ) Poston of Thompson GA and sister-in-law, Vonnie P Poston of Thompson, GA and many nieces and nephews all of whom she loved dearly.

She was predeceased by her brothers, Willard C.”Buster” Poston Jr. and Rev. Tommy Poston.

The family wishes to thank her wonderful friends who gave their loving care and support throughout her four year battle with cancer and also the incredible staff and physicians of the McLeod Hospice House in Florence.

Funeral services will be held at Hemingway First Baptist Church on Wed., July 2, 2014 at 11 a.m. Burial directed by Morris Funeral Home of Hemingway will follow in the Garden of Devotion Cemetery 800 S. Georgetown Highway, Johnsonville .

The family received friends from 5 to 8 p.m. on Tues., July 1 at Hemingway First Baptist Church, located at 200 E George Street, Hemingway, SC 29554.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the Elaine Morris Kitchen Fund of the First Baptist Church, PO Box 485, Hemingway, SC 29554.

Please sign the guestbook at www.morris-funeralhome.com.

Patsy Whaley

Patsy Bayne Whaley, 81, of High Point, NC, loving mother and grandmother, went to be with our Lord Mon., June 23, 2014 at the Hospice Home of High Point following six weeks of declining health.

Mrs. Whaley was born in Thomasville, Nov. 17, 1932, a daughter of the late Raymond G. Bayne and Thelma Sykes Bayne.

She retired from Silver Knit/Sara Lee after more than 20 years of service. Patsy then worked at Stein Mart for several years until she moved to Pawleys Island.

She was a member of Conrad Memorial Baptist Church in High Point, as well as, First Baptist Church in Georgetown.

Patsy was preceded in death by her husband, Durant (Dink) Whaley; a daughter, Lisa Ann Whaley; a grandson, Wesley Powell; a sister, Marie Blair and a brother, Howard Bayne.

Surviving are three daughters, Cindy Petry and husband Daniel of Pawleys Island, Paige Whaley Smith and husband George of Thomasville and Penny Whaley of High Point; three grandchildren, Victoria Harden and husband Raymond of High Point, Matthew Desrosiers and wife Brentley of Surfside Beach and Andrew Powell of Thomasville; three great-grandchildren, Jason and Wesley Powell and Madison Harden; two brothers, Jim Bayne and wife Pat of High Point and Robert Bayne and wife Glenda of TN; and several nieces and nephews.

A Celebration of Patsy’s Life was held Fri., June 27, 2014, at 11 a.m. in the Conrad Memorial Baptist Church by the Rev. Marcus Campbell and the Rev. Bob Hiatt. Burial followed in Floral Garden Park Cemetery.

Memorials may be directed to Hospice of the Piedmont or Conrad Memorial Baptist Church. Online condolences may be made at davisfuneralsandcremations.com.

Leslie Whitley

Leslie Grace Locke Lane Whitley, 65, of Murrells Inlet, died Fri., June 27, 2014 at her residence.

Mrs. Whitley was born in Columbus, Ga. on Aug. 29, 1948, a daughter of the late Edwin Adelbert Locke, III and Yvonne Neal Locke. She was a former pre-school teach at All Saints Church School at Pawleys Island and later taught at the Montessori Schools in New Orleans, La. and at Pawleys Island for a number of years.

Mrs. Whitley was affectionately known as Miss Leslie by her decades of students that she taught. She was a very loving mother and grandmother and had many loving friends.

Surviving are: a son Kenneth James Wood (Michelle) of Georgetown; a daughter, Elise Lane Kelly of Pawleys Island; four grandchildren, Samuel and Ethan Wood and Hayden and Taylor Kelly; three brothers, Eddie, Jimbo, and David Locke; and two sisters, Teddy and Evelyn Locke.

In addition to her parents, Mrs. Whitley was predeceased by: a granddaughter, Grace Wood.

Memorial services will be eleven o’clock Wednesday morning, July 2, 2014, at Georgetown Presbyterian Church. Officiating will be the Rev. Dr. Stephen H. Wilkins.

Sign a guest book at www.mayerfuneral home.com.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to: St. Jude Children’s Hospital, P. O. Box 2151, Memphis, Tenn. 38101-2151.

The Georgetown Chapel of Mayer Funeral Home is assisting the family.

John Williamson

John Harley Williamson, age 82, of Murrells Inlet, died on Friday, June 27, 2014 at his residence.

Born in Conway, John was a son of the late Hubert and Mollie Williamson. He was a member of the Harbor Baptist Temple.

Survivors include his wife Lucile T. Williamson of Murrells Inlet; sons Thomas Williamson and his wife Cathy of St. Albans, WV, Randall Williamson of St. Albans, WV, Harley Jeremiah Williamson and his wife Margaret of Conway; daughter Nettie Francis Suggs and her husband Morris of Murrells Inlet; stepchildren Purley Suggs and his wife Lori of Fayetteville, NC, William Suggs and his wife Mindy of Conway, Lee Suggs and his wife Shannon of Florence, Kevin Howard and his wife Ashley of Conway, Frances Drury and her husband Richard of Hortense, GA, 34 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren.

The funeral was held at 1 p.m, Tue., July 1, 2014 at Harbor Baptist Temple with the burial following at Johnson Cemetery. The family received friends from 5 to 7 p.m. on Mon., June 30 at Goldfinch Funeral Home, Beach Chapel.

Sign a guestbook at www.goldfinchfuneralhome.com

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

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