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Owen Brice

Owen Fitzsimons Brice, 64, beloved fiance of Stacey Sippel, died October 15, 2018, at his home in Pawleys Island.

Owen was born in Durham, North Carolina on April 1, 1954, a son of Margaret Fitzsimons Brice and George W. Brice Jr. MD. of Charlotte, North Carolina. The Brice family moved to Darien, Connecticut in 1961 and Owen graduated from Darien High School in 1972.

He attended Duke University and graduated from the University of South Carolina in Columbia in 1977. Owen made his career as an investment manager. His enthusiasm for value investing was a tremendous benefit to colleagues and investors, and he welcomed the chance to serve a term as the president of the North Carolina Security Traders Association.

After raising his children with their mother Louise in Charlotte, he moved to Pawleys Island where he enjoyed fishing, biking, poker games, golf and reading. He was an avid fan of the Carolina Panthers.

Surviving are three children, Owen Fitzsimons Brice Jr. (Leigh), John Shuford Brice and Mary Margaret Draper “Molly” Brice of Charlotte; fiance, Stacey Sippel and her son Benjamin Nauss of Pawleys Island; a brother, George Wilson Brice, III (Alina) of New York City, NY; a sister Susanne Brice Drennan (Jim) of Charleston, SC; and granddaughter, Betsy Fitzsimons Brice.

Memorial services were held at 10 a.m. on Saturday, October 20, 2018, at Holy Cross Faith Memorial Episcopal Church at Pawleys Island.

In lieu of flowers memorial suggestions are: St. Frances Animal Center, 125 N. Ridge St., Georgetown, SC, 29440, or American Heart Association, P.O. Box 744806, Atlanta, Ga. 30374-4806

Sign a guestbook at: The Georgetown Chapel of Mayer Funeral Home was assisting the family.

Gene Chassereau

Myles Eugene “Gene” Chassereau, 68, husband of Diane Bass Chassereau, passed away Saturday, October 20, 2018 at Trident Medical Center.

Born on November 26, 1949, in Varnville, he was a son of the late Claude Clifford Chassereau and the late Lillian Crews Chassereau. He was a member of Varnville Baptist Church and was retired from Santee Cooper. He was an innovator that enjoyed building and working with his hands.

Mr. Chassereau was a Gamecock fan and enjoyed racing, fishing, hunting, spending time on the family farm and working in his yard. As a quiet unassuming man, Gene was always willing to help others and loved spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren.

Survivors include his wife of Georgetown; three children, Tommy Barfield (Tammy) of Conway, Luke Chassereau of Camden and Ashley Chassereau Parks (Brian) of Charleston; eight grandchildren, Breanna, Hunter, Myles, Alana, Dawson, Lily, Waverly and Bear; one brother, Carl Chassereau of Hampton; a number of nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by two brothers, Claude Chassereau and Larry Chassereau.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, October 24, 2018 at Ringel Heights Baptist Church with Rev. Kenny Johnson officiating. Burial will follow in Pennyroyal Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends from noon – 1:30 p.m. on Wednesday at the church.

Memorials may be made to Ridgeway Funeral Home, 2918 Highmarket St. Georgetown, SC 29440. Online condolences may be left at

Ridgeway Funeral Home of Georgetown is in charge of the arrangements (843-485-4242).

Johnsie Smith-Johnson

Johnsie Elese Glisson Smith-Johnson, 92, the widow of William Ivan Smith and Luther Johnson, went home to be with the Lord and join her waiting loved ones, Wednesday, October 10, 2018 at Prince George Health Care.

Mrs. Johnson was born the daughter of David Marion Glisson and Nora Bell Clifton Glisson on May 26, 1926, in Andrews. She started her professional career during a difficult time in U.S. history — World War II. She was one of many women who stepped forward fulfilling the male roles of that time as she served as a welder at the Charleston Navy Shipyard.

She completed needed certification to successfully do the job as a ship builder. As life transition, Johnsie moved into another career of service as she was a nursing assistant at Georgetown Memorial Hospital. She was a member of the Andrews First Baptist Church though she often participated in several other churches when opportunity allowed.

“Granny Johnsie” was a lady of strong character, stern convictions, with a servant’s heart and a joyous witty spirit. She was an avid successful player and watcher of Jeopardy, enthusiastically watched rodeos, loved cooking her recipes, and always gained strength over the years from watching Christian TV ministries. From life’s difficult lessons, Mrs. Johnson bestows to her family and friends a Legacy of Strength and Determination from her battle with Alzheimer’s. There is one thing Alzheimer’s cannot take away and that is love. Love is not a memory but a feeling that resides in your heart and soul.

Johnsie and Ivan’s home was blessed with three children, Michael (Gail) Smith, Nora Smith and Marilyn (Dale) Morris; eight grandchildren, Katie Smith, Adam Smith, William Moore, Matt Cox, Phillip Dickson, Marty (Candy) Morris, DeAnne (Joey) Wilson and Mary Beth Morris; and six great-grandchildren, Bailey, Jacob, Dylan, Kam, Rivers and Annalise; a brother, Ronnie (Annette) Glisson; two sisters, Evelyn Hughes and Modrey (Jack) Coward; and her extended family including the Smith siblings: Hilda (George) Hamrick and family, Carolyn (Bill) King and family, Bruce (Barbara) Smith and family, and a large number of nieces and nephews.

She was predeceased by her parents; her husbands; her daughter, Nora; six brothers, David Glisson, Alton Glisson, Lewis “Boot” Glisson, the twins — Wilford Glisson and Willard Glisson, and Watson Glisson; and two sisters, Lois Ethridge and Shirley Howard.

A Home Going Celebration was held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, October 13, 2018 at Andrews First Pentecostal Holiness Church directed by the Andrews Chapel of McKenzie Funeral Home. Officiating was Rev. Donald Duncan. Mrs. Smith-Johnson was laid to rest beside Ivan and Nora in the Andrews Memorial Cemetery.

The Smith-Johnson family received family and friends immediately after the service in the church sanctuary.

The Smith-Johnson family would like to make known: “Words could never express our heartfelt love and appreciation owed to the nurses and staff of Prince George Health Care and Hospice of South Carolina for their wonderful care and assistance given to our mother over this long 15 years of illness. May God bless you many times over we pray.”

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, PO Box 96011, Washington, DC 20090-6011 or online at

McKenzie Funeral Home was honored to serve the Smith-Johnson family.

Jerrydine Calhoun Schmidt

“Ms. Jerrydine”, age 93, a loving, strong-willed, spirited woman joined her heavenly Father and awaiting loved ones on October 11 after very recently being diagnosed with colon cancer.

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She fought this short battle surrounded by family and the excellent and loving care provided by her caregivers at “The Pearl” in Dallas, Georgia.

Born in Soperton, Georgia, the daughter of her late parents, Robert and Eyleen Calhoun, she was predeceased by her beloved brother, John R. Calhoun of Savannah, Georgia.

After a lengthy career with the Federal Government, “Ms. Jerrydine” spent 25 wonderful years with her late husband, Lt. Col. Victor Schmidt traveling every summer to spend time fly fishing and relaxing in West Yellowstone, Montana. All the while loving life and developing friendships. “Ms Jerrydine” never met a stranger and they never seem to forget her either.

Ms. Jerrydine decided to relocate from Georgia and spend her golden years in the Myrtle Beach and Pawleys Island area. She was involved in many retirement organizations (Grand Strand Retirement, NARFE) sometimes serving in leadership roles.

She was an active member of First Baptist Church of Georgetown for the past 17 years. She enjoyed her “Sisters” in the Ruth SS Class, singing in the Sr. Choir, participating in the Church art class and serving on various committees. She loved the Lord and she loved her church family.

Ms. Schmidt is survived by her daughters, Andrea Skelton and her husband, Tom, their two children Stacey and Kim, their husbands and five great grandchildren and her daughter, Joy Crespino and husband, Damon, of Pawleys Island.

A “Celebration of Life” memorial will be held in Douglasville, Georgia.

In lieu of flowers, please donate to the South Carolina Respite Coalition or First Baptist Church of Georgetown.

Judy Williams

Julia Ann “Judy” Williams, 91, a resident of Ottebein Saint Marys Retirement Community, and a formerly of Summerville, South Carolina, died at 9:11 p.m. on Monday, October 1, 2018.

She was born September 20, 1927, in Clearwater, Florida, the daughter of Ennis Hart and Sarah Frances (Camp) Van Duyn Sr.

She married John Dupuy Williams on June 17, 1950; he preceded her in death in 2001.

Mrs. Williams is survived by her daughters: Frances (Gerald) Shoemaker of Celina; Judy Jo Willams of Asheville, North Carolina and Leslie (John) Nilsson of Levering, Michigan.

She is also survived by her grandchildren: Jennifer (Eddie) Philabaun of Ironton, Ohio; Rebecca (J.D.) King of Troy, Ohio; Sarah (Jonathan) Imbrunone of Canton, Michigan; and John (Lara) Stevenson of Asheville, North Carolina.

Also surviving are her great-grandchildren: Caleb Gianola; Ella Imbrunone; Abbey Imbrunone; Simon King; Davis King; Liam Philabaun; Malia Philabaun; Kai Stevenson; Axton Stevenson.

She is survived by a brother, Ennis H. (Carol Anne) Van Duyn of Harrisonburg, Virginia; and by a sister-in-law, Rosalind (Peter) Whalon of Kennebunkport, Maine.

Mrs. Wiliams graduated in 1948 from the Englewood Hospital School of Nursing. She worked as a Registered Nurse at Englewood Hospital, Englewood, New Jersey, and Mary Hitchcock Hospital, Hanover, New Hampshire.

She was an active member of the Georgetown Presbyterian Church as well as a longtime volunteer at Georgetown Memorial Hospital.

Memorial services and inurnment with be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, October 27, 2018, at the Georgetown Presbyterian Church Columbarium, The Reverend Bill Puckett will be the officiant. The family will receive friends following the memorial service.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial gifts be given to either Otterbein Saint Marys Benevolent Fund or Grand Lake Hospice.

Miller Funeral Home, 1605 Celina Road, Saint Marys, Ohio, is entrusted with Mrs. William’s final arrangements. Condolences may be sent to her family via