Obituaries Feb. 27, 2015

  • Thursday, February 26, 2015

Eleanor Herriott

Eleanor Herriott 64, of the Plantersville community of Georgetown died on Friday, Feb. 20, 2015 at the Medical University of South Carolina. Funeral services were held on Thursday, Feb. 26, 2015 at Bethel AME Church conducted by the Rev. John Sumpter Burial followed in Bethel AME Church cemetery.

Mrs. Herriott was born on Nov.12, 1950 a daughter of Joe Herriott Jr. and Estelle Brown Herriott (both deceased.)

Until sickness prevailed she was employed by Debordieu Colony as a cook.

Her community affiliations included Past Worthy Matron of the Beach Street Chapter #299 Order of the Eastern Star Prince Hall Affiliated, and Member of George Herriott Assembly #256

Survivors include her children; Albert Herriott of Clarksville, TN., and Joey McClain of Georgetown, her siblings Joe E. Herriott III and Peter J. Brown both of Georgetown.

Funeral arrangements are entrusted to Wilds Funeral Home LLC

Ercell Johnson

Ercell Roberts Johnson, 91 of Conway, died Feb. 23, 2015 at her daughter’s residence in Georgetown. Born in Conway on Nov. 1, 1923, daughter of the late Joseph Graydon and Delphia Williams Martin. Ercell was preceded in death by her husbands Leo B Roberts and Lester B. Johnson, her daughters Brenda Justice and Debbie Simmons, a brother Freeman J Martin, and a sister Wilhelmina Sheheen. Ercell was a charter member of Jamestown Baptist Church and a member of Johnson’s Chapel Baptist Church.

She is survived by her daughter Vera Kirkland of Georgetown, six grandchildren, fourteen great-grandchildren and a number of nieces and nephews.

Graveside services were held at 1 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 26, 2015 at Pauley Swamp Cemetery, Conway.

Memorials may be made in Mrs. Johnson’s memory to: Embrace Hospice, 140 University Plaza Dr., Conway, SC 29526.

Condolences to the family may be made at www.burroughsfh.com.

Burroughs Funeral Home and Cremation Services of Murrells Inlet assisted the family.

Annie Lawrence

Annie Lawrence 86, of the Choppee community of Georgetown, died on Sunday, Feb. 22, 2015 at Georgetown Memorial Hospital. Funeral services were held on Thursday, Feb. 26, 2015 at Hopewell Missionary Baptist Church conducted by the Rev. Levi Washington. Burial followed in Hopewell Baptist church cemetery.

Mrs. Lawrence was born on July 18, 1928 a daughter of Mr. Tom Gore and Mrs. Essie Sessions Gore (both deceased.)

Survivors include her children; Frank Lawrence of Zebulon, NC, James Armstrong of Atlanta, GA., Corey Lawrence of Myrtle Beach, Ella Lang and Corelta Green both of Georgetown, Willia Dean Cole of Hemingway, Kathy Oduok of Knights Dale, NC and Patricia Gilliard of Andrews.

Funeral arrangements are entrusted to Wilds Funeral Home LLC.

Wayman Lee

Wayman Robert Lee, 80, of the Plantersville Community, Georgetown, died on Feb. 22, 2015 at his residence. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, Feb. 27, 2015 at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses. Burial follows at Jack Morant Family Cemetery.

Mr. Lee was born on Dec. 26, 1934 in Georgetown County, South Carolina to the late Bossie Lee Sr. and Addie Morant Lee.

He was educated in Georgetown County public schools, and later worked with Georgetown Steel Corp for 27 years until retirement in 1999.

Mr. Lee was married to the former Ms. Mae Donia Bromell for 53 years, and was a member of the Georgetown Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses.

Survivors include: his wife, Mae Donia Lee, Georgetown; his two daughters and sons, Evelyn Lee Lucas and Gregory Lucas both of Myersville, MD, Sharon Armstrong and Jerry Armstrong, both of Georgetown; four sisters, Maggie Lee and Esther Gillard, both of Georgetown, Mary Vernon and Cynthia Moore, both of Hemingway.

Funeral services are entrusted to Wilds Funeral Home, LLC.

Sarah McCray

Sarah McCray 69, of Georgetown died on Sunday Feb. 22, 2015 at Tidelands Community Hospice House. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, Feb. 27, 2015 at Wilds Courtyard Chapel conducted by the Elder David Lee Grayson.

Mrs. McCray was born on July 19, 1945 a daughter of Willie McCray and Rosa Grant McCray (both deceased.)

Survivors include her siblings; Willie McCray Jr., Thomas McCray, Issac McCray and Betty McCray–John, all of Georgetown.

Funeral arrangements are entrusted to Wilds Funeral Home LLC.

Franklin Ray

Franklin Dillonger “Frank” Ray, 76, of Andrews, the beloved husband of Wanda Kay Allen Ray, went home to be with the Lord, Friday, Feb. 13, 2015 at his residence.

Mr. Ray was born the son of Jessie James Ray and Vermell Johnson Ray on Sept. 23, 1938 in Andrews. He started driving trucks at the young age of 17 and was a ten-year employee Hayward Moore & Sons. He attended Happy Home Free Will Baptist Church and was a lifetime member of John’s Lake Hunting Club. He enjoyed building and racing go-carts with his sons and they were circuit winners for many years. He was an avid outdoorsman and enjoyed cat fishing. He was an expert pool player and his motto was “if you want to learn to play pool, then you got to beat me first,” and very few did. He was a devoted husband, loving father, and cherished friend.

Frank and Wanda were married on June 28, 1973 and celebrated 41 years together. Their home was blessed with nine children, Doug (Lee Lambert) Delaney, Doni (Mandy Kea) Delaney, Patricia (Mike) Tilton, Mary (Ronnie) Feagin, Terry (Dean) Manard, Debbie (Bill) Black, Dillon (April) Ray, Connie (Earl) Dorst, and Lori Anne (Jimmy) Morsden; 28 grandchildren; and 23 great-grandchildren. He leaves behind: three sisters, Minnie Ann (Carl) Newton, Earline Tyler, and Molly (JW) Tilton; and a number of nieces and nephews.

He was predeceased by: his parents; a son, Franklin D. Ray Jr.; a son-in-law, Clay Naset; a granddaughter, Casey Jean Morsden; a grandson, Alex Delaney; two sisters and three brother-in-laws, Carl Tyler, Lorinea and John Radcliffe, and Maude and Larry Best; and two brothers and their wife’s, Sid and Sadie Ray, and Jessie “Bubba” and Nellie Ray.

A graveside service was 3 p.m., Sunday, Feb. 15, 2015, at Andrews Memorial Cemetery directed by the Andrews Chapel of McKenzie Funeral Home.

Visitation was held prior to the service from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m., at the Andrews Chapel.

McKenzie Funeral Home was honored to serve the Ray family.

Margaret Sugg

Margaret Camillia Sugg passed away, Monday, Feb. 23, 2015 in Conway.

Born in Sumter she was the daughter of the George C. Sugg and the late Sarah Coker Sugg. After a family move from Sumter to Litchfield Beach, she attended Georgetown County public schools until the family moved to Conway. Margaret was a 1971 graduate of Conway High School, where she excelled in basketball. After attending the University of South Carolina in Columbia, she enjoyed living in Aspen, Colorado, for seventeen years. In the early 1990s, Margaret returned to Myrtle Beach and was employed in the hospitality industry for many years.

Margaret will always be remembered for her outgoing personality, quick wit, and love of the outdoors. She was an avid golfer, water and snow skier, and loved to fish. Margaret never met a stranger and always enjoyed her time on the beach and her multitude of friends. Her sister Sheila Sugg Alexander preceded her in death.

In addition to her father and step mother Suzanne G Sugg of Pawleys Island are sisters; E. Pam Jennings of Atlanta, Ga., Sheryl L. Babila of Red Springs, NC., Gina Sugg Johnson of Lake Waccamaw, N.C., Natalie S. (Mason) Garrett of Simpsonville, and Elizabeth S. (Scott) McNew of Myrtle Beach; beloved aunts Zola Sugg Clayton of Williamston, N.C., and Elfi Sugg Wilheim of Sumter, several nephews, nieces and cousins.

Services will be 11 a.m., Friday, Feb. 27, 2015 at Goldfinch Funeral Home, Beach Chapel.

Memorial donations may be made to Grand Strand Humane Society, 3242 Mr. Joe White Ave., Myrtle Beach, SC 29577 or to the charity of one’s choice.

Sign a guestbook at www.goldfinchfuneralhome.com.

Donald Sumpter

Donald Sumpter 50, of the Pee Dee section of Georgetown died on Feb. 21, 2015 from injuries sustained in an automobile accident. Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 28, 2015 at Trinity AME church conducted by the Rev Patrick Staggers. Burial will follow in the Trinity AME Church cemetery.

Mr. Sumpter was born on Sept. 1, 2015 a son of Ervin Sumpter and Ernestine Poinsette Sumpter.

Until his demise he was employed with Turf Farm of Plantersville.

Survivors include his siblings; Daniel Pointsette of Pawleys Island, Jimmy Lee Sumpter., of Marion, Ervin Sumpter Jr., Carl Sumpter, Vivian Sumpter, Mary Carr Linda Greggs and Joyce Myers all of Georgetown, Christine Sumpter and Deloris Beckman both of Hemingway.

Funeral arrangements are entrusted to Wilds Funeral Home LLC.


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