Roy Livingston, Georgetown


William A. Buck, Jr.

Dr. William A. Buck, Jr., 80, died July 18, 2011 at precisely noon, in Pawleys Island.

He was born March 1, 1931, in Jasper, Ala., the son of the late William A. Buck, who took part in the D-Day landings during WW2, and Pauline Gray Buck. He was predeceased by his stepfather, Thomas Pacey of Georgetown.

He graduated from Winyah High School, and was voted "most likely to succeed" in a very close-knit class of 1950.

Dr. Buck served in the US Navy on the destroyer USS Van Valkenburgh during the Korean Conflict, and provided shore bombardment troop support.

He attended Davidson College, the University of South Carolina, and the Medical College of Virginia, receiving his DDS in 1959.

He practiced in Myrtle Beach for over 30 years and was loved by all his patients for his expertise, wit and chair-side manner.

Dr. Buck provided free dental services to many through local charities.

He was a Rotarian in Myrtle Beach for over 20 years and received the Paul Harris Fellowship in 1987.

His family hosted numerous exchange students from all over the world during this time through Rotary.

Dr. Buck traveled to Russia and China in the 1970s with the "People to People" organization serving as ambassadors in Dentistry groups teaching modern methods.

As a member of the South Carolina Dental Association and the Pee Dee Dental Association, he served as directing secretary and commercial secretary for the annual meetings, then as president of the Pee Dee Dental Association in 1967-1968.

He was elected to the South Carolina State Board of dentistry for the term, 1973-1978 and served as president in 1977.

In 1978 Dr. Buck received a Fellowship in the academy of General Dentistry.

He has held membership in the American Academy of Oncology and the international College of Dentists.

In 1986 he received his Certified Financial Planner degree and enjoyed helping other dentists set up planning for their practice.

Survivors include his wife of 54 years Sada Ann Cox Buck of Asheville, NC; two sons, Thomas Brewster Buck (Jamie) and John Franklin Buck (Cindy), both of Pawleys Island; and a daughter Sarah Lacy Anderson (Sammy) of North Augusta.

In addition "Doc Bill" was blessed with nine lovely grandchildren of various descriptions and ages; Dalt Todd, Mary Ashley Mercer (Buck), David Buck, Paulina Buck, Ward Buck, Caroline Buck, Juliet Buck, Pace Anderson and Elle Anderson; and his siblings, Terry Buck (Iris), Barbara Bianco (Joe) and Peter Buck (Rebecca).

Memorial services will be at 3 p.m. on Thursday afternoon, July 21, 2011, at Prince George, Winyah, Episcopal Church in Georgetown.

Officiating will be the Rev. Paul C. Fuener and the Rev. Andrew Morgan.

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The family will receive friends at the family residence Wednesday afternoon, July 20, 2011, from 5 to 7 p.m.

Memorials may be made to: Prince George, Winyah, Episcopal Church, PO Box 674, Georgetown, SC 29442.

The Georgetown Chapel of Mayer Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Queen Nell Cochran

Funeral service for the Late Queen Nell Verner Cochran will be held at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, July 20, 2011, at Carvers Bay High School in Hemingway.

Interment will follow in the Walkers Chapel Freewill Baptist Church Cemetery, directed by Nesmith-Pinckney Funeral Home Inc.

Queen entered into eternal rest July 14, 2011, at Georgetown Memorial Hospital after a long illness.

She was born January 12, 1949, in Georgetown County, SC to the late Isiah and Almae Davis Verner.

She was raised by her brother and sister-in-law, the late Vagus and Dora Verner.

Queen was educated in the public schools of Georgetown County and was a member of Walkers Chapel Freewill Baptist Church.

On March 15, 1967, she was united in holy matrimony to Jesse F. Cochran. To this union, ten children were born.

One son, John Earl Cochran, preceded her in death.

Loving memories will be cherished by her loving husband, Jesse F. Cochran of the home; six daughters, Kathy C. (Tony) Waterman of Hemingway, SC; Angela P. Cochran, Shennia R. Cochran, Deneen M. Cochran, and Malisha S. Cochran, all of the Pee Dee Community, and Marilyn T. Cochran of Newport News, VA; three sons, Aaron T. (Teresa) Cochran, Tony O. Cochran, and Timothy E. Cochran, all of the Pee Dee Community; four sisters, Lula Bell (Rev. Bill) Hannah of Hemingway, SC; Lila Gainey, Rennie Lee Verner, Nella Rean Davis, all of New York; two brothers, John Henry (Joyce) Verner of New York, and Rudolph (Christine) Pittman of Hemingway, SC; one aunt, Marthena Bryant of the Pee Dee Community; three grandchildren whom she raised as her own, Ashley Sumpter, Shelley Y. Cochran, and M’Andre R. Cochran; 12 grandchildren; 12 sisters-in-law; nine brothers-in-law; and a host of nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.

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Elizabeth Matthews

Mrs. Mary Elizabeth “Peggy” McQueen Matthews, 83, of Kingstree, widow of Winston B. Matthews, died Tuesday, July 19, 2011, in McLeod Hospice House in Florence.

Mrs. Matthews was born May 2, 1928, in Marlboro County, a daughter of Alma Adams McQueen and Neil Archie McQueen.

She graduated from Marlboro County schools and was retired from Osborne’s Florist in Andrews.

Mrs. Matthews was an avid gardener and loved to spend time on Black River. A loving mother, grandmother, and great grandmother, she was known as “Gran” to her family and friends.

She was a member of Kingstree United Methodist Church. In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by her brother Richard Neil McQueen.

Surviving are her daughter, Jeanne (Wade) Walker, of Andrews; her granddaughter, Josette (Ernie) Jarrett, of Kingstree; a great grandson, Kyle Smith; two great-granddaughters, Katie and Winston Jarrett; and a special cousin Betty Pate of Laurinburg, NC.

Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. on Thursday, July 21, 2011, in Kingstree United Methodist Church, with burial in Andrews Memorial Cemetery.

The family will receive friends before the service from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. in the Ladies Parlor in the church.

Memorials may be made to Kingstree United Methodist Church, 510 N. Longstreet Street, Kingstree, SC 29556.

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Sarah Moultrie


Sarah Graham Moultrie, 88, of Georgetown, SC, died Saturday, July 16, 2011 at Waccamaw Community Hospital in Murrells Inlet, SC.

Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, July 20, 2011 at Bethel AME Church, Georgetown, under the direction of Wilds Funeral Home.

Visitation was held at the Wilds Courtyard Chapel from 6 to 7 p.m. on Tuesday, July 19, 2011.

Mrs. Moultrie was born on August 3, 1922 in Williamsburg County, SC, a daughter of  Zannie Graham and Mrs. Phyllis Barr Graham.

She was educated in Williamsburg County.

She married Thurmond Moultrie (who predeceased her) and worked for a number of years as a private housekeeper.

An active member of Bethel AME Church, she served on the Deaconess Board and was a member of the Senior Missionary Society.

Survivors include three daughters, Vernell Ford and Carlethia Rudolph both of Pawleys Island, SC, and Susan Jones of Philadelphia, PA; and one son, Elvin Cooper of Philadelphia, PA.

Adele Stoltz

Adele R. Stoltz, 93, formerly of Wedgefield Plantation, Georgetown died June 16, 2011 in Tucson, Arizona.

In 2004 she moved to Tucson to be near her son and daughter-in-law, Ron and Jackie and her two grandsons, Grant and Will.

She passed away quietly and peacefully having had an opportunity to visit with her eldest son and daughter-in-law, Howard, Jr. and Monika of Berkeley, California.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Howard Stoltz.  

Both enjoyed golf, having moved to Wedgefield in 1982.  

In August, a family gathering will take place in Northern California to honor her life.