Obituaries March 27, 2015

  • Friday, March 27, 2015



Eva Bromell

Eva Mae Dease White Bromell, 96, of the Plantersville Community, Georgetown County, South Carolina, died on Saturday, March 21, 2015 at her residence. Funeral services will be held at 1PM, on Friday, March 27, 2015 at St. Paul A.M.E. Church conducted by the pastor, Rev. Rubin Smalls. Wake services were held at 6PM on Thursday, March 26th at Wilds Courtyard Chapel.

Mrs. Bromell was born on May 19, 1918, a daughter of Ms. Elizabeth Dease. She was reared by Annie and Hattie White in Bolton, NC.

In December 1935, she married Marion Bromell and was blessed with seven children. Her husband and two sons, Marion, Jr., and Truman, preceded her in death.

Mrs. Bromell was a member of St. Paul A.M.E. Church where she served as a stewardess, a member of the Gospel Choir and was honored as the Church Mother.

Survivors include three daughters, Octavia Brown of Myrtle Beach, Janie Ford, and Roberta Porcher, both of Georgetown, SC; two sons, Jackson Bromell and Harold Bromell, both of Georgetown, SC; one sister, Mrs. Helen Ford, Georgetown, SC.

Funeral services are entrusted to Wilds Funeral Home, LLC. (Wildsfh.com).

Donald Purple Jr.

Donald Gregor “Greg” Purple, Jr., of Georgetown, died Thurday, March 5, 2015, near his residence at Belle Isle.

Mr. Purple was born in Elmira, N.Y. on April 12, 1963, a son of Shirley Kretschmann Purple and the late Judge Donald Gregor Purple. He grew up in Corning N.Y, was a graduate of East High School, and attended Corning Community College. Mr. Purple served in the U.S. Air Force. He worked for a time with the Steuben County, N.Y. Sheriff’s Dept. as a bailiff. Mr. Purple was a member of First Presbyterian Church in Corning and the Elks Club in both Corning and Murrells Inlet, SC.

Surviving in addition to his mother of Georgetown are: a brother, Collin Ivan Purple of San Diego, Calif.; two sisters, Beverly Purple of Roswell, Ga. and Courtney P. Muldbakken of Temecula, Calif.; and six nephews and nieces.

Memorial services will be private.

Sign a guest book at www.mayerfuneralhome.com.

Memorials may be made to: Georgetown Presbyterian Church Youth Ministry, 558 Black River Road, Georgetown, S.C. 29440.

John Wallace

John Peter Wallace, 77, died on March 20, 2015 in New York City, NY. Funeral services will be held at 3PM on Friday, March 27, 2015 at Nazareth A.M.E. Church conducted by the pastor, Rev. Joe Knowlin. Burial will take place on Monday at Florence National Cemetery.

Mr. Wallace was born on December 14, 1937, in Charlotte, NC a son of David Wallace and Mrs. Ementrice Wallace, both of whom are deceased.

He was an auxiliary police officer in New York for several years and later was a sales operation manager for a major firm.

Mr. Wallace served his country valiantly as a soldier in the United States Navy and earned an honorable discharge

Surviving are his beloved wife, Mrs. Janell Holmes Wallace, a daughter, Ms. Michelle Wallace, one son, Johnny Wallace, Jr., and three grandchildren.

Funeral services are entrusted to Wilds Funeral Home, LLC. (Wildsfh.com)

Barbara Wewers

Barbara A. Wewers, 64, died Wednesday, March 25, 2015, at Trident Medical Center in N. Charleston.

Ms. Wewers was born in Georgetown on November 15, 1950, a daughter of the late Alphonse Glonie Wewers, Sr. and Evelyn Elizabeth Vanderbilt Wewers. She grew up in Georgetown and lived most of her life in Ladson. Ms. Wewers was of the Catholic faith. She was an inspiration to all and had a great love for family.

Surviving are: a brother, Al G. Wewers, Jr. (Patty) of Georgetown; and two sisters, Betty W. Harrelson (James) of Georgetown and Patricia W. Barnes of Andrews; and a number of nieces and nephews.

A mass of Christian burial will be held at eleven o’clock on Friday morning, March 27, 2015, at Saint Mary, Our Lady of Ransom Catholic Church in Georgetown. Officiating will be the Rev. Ronald J. Farrell. Burial will follow at Pennyroyal Memorial Gardens.

The family received friends on Thursday, March 26, 2015, at the Georgetown Chapel of Mayer Funeral Home from five until seven o’clock. A Wake service was held at seven o’clock, following the visitation.

Sign a guestbook at: www.mayerfuneralhome.com.

Memorials are suggested to: Coastal Center, 9995 Jamison Rd., Ladson, SC 29456.


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