Obituaries May 22, 2015

  • Thursday, May 21, 2015

Addie Alford

Addie Barnhill Alford, wife of the late Gurley Hinson Alford, age 91, died May 19, 2015 at Agape Rehabilitation Center in Conway.

Mrs. Alford was born in Conway, the daughter of Seals and Lula Caroline Skipper Barnhill. She was a member of Conway Church of God. She was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. Mrs. Alford enjoyed sewing and doing alterations for family and friends. She helped her husband farm for 45 years and for 17 years babysat children in her home. She retired at the age of 80. In addition to her husband she was predeceased by; a daughter, Erma Lee Alford Dew; a son, Teddy Alford and a twin brother, Eddie Barnhill.

Survivors include four daughters, Shirley Alford Todd of Aynor, Betty Alford Martin (Roger) of Myrtle Beach, Hazel Alford Foxworth (David Sr.) of Georgetown and Linda Alford Johnson (Lester) of Aynor; eight grandchildren, Ricky Martin (Terri) of Conway, David Foxworth, Jr. (Sandy) of Murrells Inlet, Rodney Martin (Lynne) of Myrtle Beach, Samantha Todd Hooks of Aynor, Mark Anthony Dew of Murrells Inlet, Paula Dew Cannon (Rusty) of Conway, James Johnson (Sherry) of Simpsonville, SC, Tara Foxworth Duke (Scott) of Mt. Pleasant, SC; nine great-grandchildren, Rodney Martin, II, Hunter Martin (Felicia) both of Myrtle Beach, Emilee Martin of Conway, Charles David Foxworth, III of Murrells Inlet, Hillary Hooks of Aynor, Chelsea Johnson of Simpsonville, SC, Bradley Hooks of Aynor, Shayne Johnson of Simpsonville, and Evans Duke of Mt. Pleasant, SC.

Funeral services will be held 2:00 PM Friday at Conway Church of God with Rev. Stuart Jacobs officiating. Burial will follow at Salem Baptist Church Cemetery.

The family received friends from 5:00-7:00PM Thursday at the funeral home.

Family will be at Mrs. Alford’s residence.

An online guestbook is available at www.goldfinchfuneralhome.com

Goldfinch Funeral Home, Conway Chapel is serving the family.

Joseph Lammonds

At a little before eight am yesterday, May 20, 2015, Joseph Milton Lammonds, of Georgetown, father, husband, singer, Navy man, voice of wisdom and humor, Santa Clause and Grandfather, got to move back in with the love of his life. His passing was a peaceful and deliberate summary of what is good in the world.

He is proudly survived by five grandchildren, three children, their spouses and several hundred friends who cherished his loving smile.

He may never be remembered for his many inventions, accomplishments and accolades. But will certainly be remembered for his love and nurturing of the human spirit.in which he so adamantly believed. He will be missed. There is a heart shaped hole in the wind.

Memorial lunch 12:00 noon Wednesday, May 27, 2015, at Pawleys Self Storage.

Sign a guest book at www.mayerfuneralhome.com.

Memorials may be made to: Tidelands Community Hospice, Inc., 2591 N. Fraser St., Georgetown, S.C. 29440.

Melissa Sims

Melissa Renae Sims was born March 10, 1959. She was the daughter of Elizabeth Ann Mitchell (Jones Ward). She was adopted as an infant by Johnny Mack Jones (Barbara), and along with her brother Mitchell Jones (Molly) was raised in Georgetown on the corner of Prince and King Street.

Elizabeth remarried Don Ward (Barbara) who had a son Mike Ward (Jana) and daughter Donna (Tim Mauney). Melissa was a graduate of Winyah High School National honor society and then went to David Lipscomb College in Tenn.

She was a U.S. Navy veteran serving in the Mobile Mine Assembly group detatchment 6 stationed in Charleston S.C., and Souda Bay Crete, Greece under Ronald Regan (Go Navy). She was honorably discharged and moved back to Georgetown and married Jim Harlan (Brenda).

There she had her only son James (Niki). She worked in administrative duties for the S.C. Department of Natural Resources at Dirleton Plantation. She then married Jackson (Jay) Lewis Sims, the love of her life. They lived at South Litchfield Beach and Georgetown.

She was a true Southerner that stood for southern values and beliefs, always reminding everyone that lowcountry was one word. In 1999, Melissa’s sister (Kim, Al Leonard) that was given up for adoption in 1964 as an infant came back into her life. They bonded and it was Melissa’s lifelong quest to find out who Kim’s biological father was.

Melissa loved watching her son James play baseball, and her nephews; Mikey Ward#47 (Georgia Southern), Korey Ward#48 (Apprentice school) and Jordan Ward #57 (Charleston Southern University) play football. She stood up to cancer by attending all of Jordan’s home games at Charleston Southern last fall.

She leaves behind two half-sisters: Jaye Elliott (Greg) and Tammy Jones (Jessica), numerous nieces and nephews. Melissa was a baptized member of the Church of Christ in Georgetown where she had attended since early childhood.

After a hard fought battle with small cell lung cancer, she generously donated her body to the University of South Carolina School of Medicine for research (Go Cocks). Melissa will be having two services – one at the Church of Christ Kensington on Saturday, May 23, at 4 p.m., which will be casual – flip flops, short pants and Pawleys Island Beach sand will be allowed.

For her friends that can’t make that one, there will be another service at the University Of South Carolina in April of next year, date to be determined. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Tidelands Hospice Georgetown culinary committee or the Georgetown Church of Christ.


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