Obituaries April 17, 2015

  • Friday, April 17, 2015


Henry Cagle

Mr. Henry L. Cagle, 86, of Georgetown, passed away Monday, April 13, 2015 at Tidelands Hospice House.

Mr. Cagle was born October 1, 1928 in Andrews, SC. He was a son of the late Carl C. Cagle and Retha Fenters Cagle.

Mr. Cagle was a veteran of the Army Air Corps; during which, he served as a surgical technician. Most of his working years were with Koppers Inc. where he managed Koppers Pole Yard near the Santee River. His last eight year with Koppers were spent in Aberdeen, North Carolina until his retirement in 1990. He was an avid car racing fan and spent many of his younger years racing on the dirt track circuit in car #25. He enjoyed fishing, camping, and spending time with his family. He was a devoted member of the Georgetown Church of Christ.

A funeral service, with military honors, will be held at Georgetown Church of Christ on Friday, April 17, 2015 at 1:30pm, officiated by Minister Fred Ady. Visitation will be held prior to the service from 12pm-1:30pm at the church. Burial will follow the service at Pennyroyal Memorial Gardens.

Surviving are: one daughter, Debbie Cagle Jordan (Tony) of Georgetown; one son, James C. Cagle (Debbie) of Georgetown; four grandchildren, Craig Cagle (Kelly), Jamie Cagle, Jenna Jordan, and Melody J. Skipper (Steven), all of Georgetown; three great-grandchildren, Cale Cagle, Jordan Skipper, and Hannah May Skipper, all of Georgetown; three sisters, Gladys C. Cribb, Joyce C. Owens, and Gloria C Mercer, all of Georgetown; and one brother, Jimmy W. Cagle (Sara) of Georgetown.

In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by his wife of 56 years, Mrs. Emma Plant Cagle, and four siblings, Carl “Buckshot” Cagle, Dolores C. Durant, Ruby C. Boisvert, and Bobby W. Cagle.

Memorials may be made to Georgetown Church of Christ at PO Box 250, Georgetown, SC 29442 or Tidelands Hospice House at 2591 N. Fraser Street, Georgetown, SC 29440.

Graham Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.grahamfuneralhome.org.

Bruce Damon

Bruce Allen Damon, Sr., 54 of Charleston, SC, died Sunday, April 12, 2015 in Pasco County, Florida. Mr. Damon was born in Georgetown, SC on July 12, 1960. He is the son of the late Gary Wade Damon, Sr. and Mary Haselden Alger. He made his trade as a carpenter and was a member of Charleston First Assembly. He loved fishing, hunting and building furniture for his family.

In addition to his mother, surviving are a son, Allen Damon of Georgetown; four daughters, Katie Damon of Georgetown, Anna (Nick) Moore of Georgetown, McKayla Damon of Charleston and Mary Elizabeth Damon of Charleston; a sister Cindy (Alton) Cribb of Georgetown; two brothers, Wade Damon of Georgetown and Paul (Joan) Damon of Orangeburg, SC; multiple nieces and nephews; and two grandsons, Marshall and Grey Moore of Georgetown.

A memorial service will be held Saturday, April 18, 2015 from 2-4 at Charleston First, 2957 Savannah Highway, Charleston, SC 29414.

Dolores Maher

Mrs. Dolores M. Rodak Maher, 82, of Georgetown, passed away Monday, April 13, 2015 at her residence.

Mrs. Maher was born May 11, 1932 in Saddle Brook, New Jersey. She was a daughter of the late Michael and Mildred Rodak.

Mrs. Maher was a retired nurse’s aide who was a member of St. Cyprian and a long-time volunteer of St. Cyprian’s Clothes Closet and St. Mary’s Festival. She never spoke a bad word about anyone and was the light of her husband’s life. They were married for over 49 years.

Surviving are: her husband, Gerald R. Maher of Georgetown; three sons, Martin (Laura) of Somerset, New Jersey, Mitchell of Passaic, New Jersey, and Michael (Melissa) of Westfield, New Jersey; two grandchildren, Sean and Steven(Dineen); one great-granddaughter, Madison; and one sister, Barbara Roedema (Daniel) of Saddle Brook, New Jersey.

In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by a son, Mark and her brother, Rudolph.

A memorial service will be held at St. Cyprian on April 24, 2015 at 11am.

Memorials may be made to Tidelands Hospice House at 2591 N Fraser Street, Georgetown, SC 29440.

Graham Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.grahamfuneralhome.org.

Marilyn Smith

Marilyn Giddings Smith, 63 of Pawley’s Island, passed away April 15, 2015 at her residence. She was the daughter of the late Lawrence and Vivian Giddings. Marilyn was a retired teacher and taught in Columbia and Georgetown, SC.

She is survived by her husband, Chuck: mother-in-law, Elsie Smith; brother-in-law Michael Smith and wife Karen; two brothers, Rhett Giddings and Van Giddings; two sisters, Cindi Giddings and Diane Giddings.

Funeral Services will be held at 2:00 PM on Saturday, April 18, 2015 at Burroughs Funeral Home. Officiating will be Rev. John Edwards. Interment will follow in Ocean Woods Cemetery, Myrtle Beach.

The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service.

Memorial donations may be made in Marilyn Smith’s Memory to: Hospice and Palliative Care Foundation, POB 151, Drayton, SC 29333 or Dillon Camp of Gideons, P. O. Box 111, Dillon, SC 29536.

Condolences may be made to: www.burroughsfh.com

The Burroughs Funeral Home and Cremation Services of Murrells Inlet (843.651.1440) is in charge of arrangements.

Tory Thomas

Tory Thomas, 27, of Georgetown, South Carolina died on April 07, 2015 at Georgetown Memorial Hospital. Funeral services were held at 3pm on Wednesday, April 15, 2015 at First Calvary Missionary Baptist Church conducted by Rev. Lewis Morant Sr. Burial followed at Bethesday Baptist Church’s cemetery.

Mr. Thomas was born on February 16, 1888 in Seoul, Korea, a son of Mr. Terry Thomas and Mrs. Joyce Simmons Thomas. Following his graduation as an honor student from Georgetown High School in 2007 he continued his formal education at the University of South Carolina and Bauder College in Atlanta, GA where he remained on the Dean’s List.

Survivors include his parents Terry and Joyce Thomas four siblings Terry Thomas Jr. of Whidbey, WA Tremiere Thomas USAF Okanowa, Japan, and Adrianna Carter, Adrian Thomas both of Georgetown, SC.

Funeral services were entrusted to Wilds Funeral Home.


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