Obituaries

Francis Britton

Linen-Knox Funeral Home announces the funeral services for Mr. Francis Britton, age 85, of 1416 Lanes Creek Drive in the Lane’s Creek community of Georgetown, who died on Monday, Oct. 3, 2016, at Tidelands Health Georgetown Memorial Hospital in Georgetown. Mr. Britton is the son of the late Frank Britton and the late Lilly Miller Britton both of the Lanes Creek community of Georgetown. Mr. Britton was the husband of the late Eliza Jane Britton of the Lanes Creek community.

Mr. Britton is preceded in death by his loving wife; three sisters – Florence White, Maude Britton and Carlene; two brothers – Jessie Britton and Boyd Britton; and one granddaughter little Justice Edwards.

Funeral services for Mr. Britton were held on Monday, Oct. 10, 2016 at 2 p.m. at Mt. Sinai Missionary Baptist Church at 7275 Browns Ferry Road in the Browns Ferry community of Georgetown where the Rev. Justin Gamble, pastor officiated. Burial followed in the church cemetery. The remains laid in state in the sanctuary of the church from noon until the hour of service. A viewing was held on Sunday, Oct. 9, 2016 from 3 to 5 p.m. at Linen-Knox Funeral Home Chapel on 1632 Emanuel St., Georgetown.

Survivors include his loving family: six daughters – Edna Orange of the Oatland community, Sandra Linen of the Dunbar community, Tiffany Coakley of the Knox Swamp community, Sharon Edwards, Carol Britton, Lenora Britton all of the Lanes Creek community of Georgetown; three sons – Jerome Britton, Marvin Britton and Ranado Britton all of the Lanes Creek community; one sister Sadie Adams of North Carolina; one brother Steven Britton; twenty-three grandchildren and thirty great grand children; and a host of loving sister-in-laws; brother-in-laws; nieces; nephews; and many relatives and friends.

Family and friends may call the home of Woodrow and Sandra Linen at 843-344-6226 on 2171 Dunbar Road in the Dunbar community of Georgetown.

Funeral arrangements entrusted to Linen-Knox Funeral Home.

Willie Cooper Sr.

Willie Mark Cooper, Sr., 86, of Georgetown, beloved husband of Lessie B. Goins Cooper, went home to be with the Lord Thursday, October 6, 2016 at his residence.

Mr. Cooper was born the son of Easmon Cooper and Beatrice Blakely Cooper on November 11, 1929 in Creedmoor, NC. In 1968, after 20 years of faithful service to our great Nation, Staff Sergeant Cooper retired from United States Air Force having served in Japan, Korea, (Okinawa), Taiwan, and North Africa. He was a former security guard for the Veteran’s Hospital in Miami, FL. In 1969, Willie Cooper committed his life and heart to a greater nation – the Kingdom of God. This trained soldier received Christ as his Savior beginning his labors at the First Church of the Nazarene of Homestead, FL. In 1976, the Cooper family moved to Georgetown, SC, and Mr. Cooper continued his ministry in the First Church of the Nazarene of Georgetown serving as a Sunday School Superintendent and a Church Board member. In 1991, the Coopers moved their ministry to the Cornerstone Baptist Church and he was again utilized as the gifted teacher he was anointed to be serving in the Adult Sunday School. He enjoyed traveling and camping. Mr. Cooper’s greatest accomplishment and lasting legacy is found in his love as a devoted husband, a loving father, a cherished grandfather, a caring brother, and a loyal friend.

Willie and Lessie were married on December 18, 1956 and celebrated 59 years together. Their home was blessed with: five children, Terry Kirton, Deborah Jones of Selma, AL, Anthony (Jennifer) Cooper of Youngsville, NC, Willie Mark (Alicia) Cooper, Jr. of Virginia Beach, VA, and Tanya (William) McCall of Georgetown; ten grandchildren, and thirteen great-grandchildren. He also leaves behind: three brothers, Junior Cooper, Sammy Cooper, Everette Cooper; three sisters, Dorothy Bryant, Connie Todd, and Betty Ann (William Earl) Shannon; and a number of nieces and nephews.

He was predeceased by: his parents; a son, Terry Kirton; three sisters, Helen Cribb, Callie Rea Milligan, and Margie Snowden; and four brothers, Clyde O’Neal Cooper, Lee Cooper, Felton Cooper and Eldon Cooper.

A Home Going Celebration with Military Honors will be 2PM, Wednesday, October 12, 2016 at the Cornerstone Baptist Church directed by the Georgetown Chapel of McKenzie Funeral Home.

The Cooper family will receive family and friends immediately after the service in the church sanctuary.

Memorials may be made to the Building Fund, Cornerstone Baptist Church, PO Box 1098, Georgetown, SC.

McKenzie Funeral Home is honored to serve the Cooper family.

Herman Scurry Sr.

Herman Davies Scurry, Sr. 82, of Pawleys Island, widower of LeVeta “Lolly” Johnston Scurry, died Monday, October 10, 2016 at Tidelands Community Hospice Hose.

Mr. Scurry was born July 30, 1934, a son of the late Kenneth Austin Scurry, Sr. and Sarah Wilma Harrelson Scurry. He was a native and lifelong resident of Pawleys Island, where he was a member and deacon of the Pawleys Island Presbyterian Church. Mr. Scurry worked for International Paper Company for forty-seven years, nine months and was a member of the Quarter Century Club until retiring in 2000. He was an avid hunter, fisherman and lover of all outdoors-and most especially his Waccamaw River. He was the happiest when farming, building and taking care of his family. Mr. Scurry was president and founding member of the Pawleys Island Hardee’s breakfast club. He was a most grateful man and loved and trusted his God through the good and bad times.

He is survived by: a son, Hermie Scurry of Pawleys Island; two daughters, Joye Scurry Veitch (Scott) of Mt. Pleasant and Kelli Scurry of Chapin; and many nieces and nephews whom he loved very much.

Funeral services will be at two o’clock Thursday afternoon, October 13, 2016, at Pawleys Island Presbyterian Church. Burial will follow in the Pawleys Island Presbyterian Cemetery. The family will receive friends prior to the service at the church from one until two.

Sign a guestbook at www.mayerfuneralhome.com.

In lieu of flowers the family suggest memorial to: Thornwell Children’s Home, 302 S Broad St, Clinton, SC 29325 or Tidelands Community Hospice House, 2591 N Fraser St, Georgetown, SC 29440 or to the charity of ones choice.

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

Dwan Vanderhost

Overseer Prophet Dwan “Dwayne” Vanderhost, 47, pastor of Liberty Temple Christian Fellowship Church, Plantersville community, Georgetown, SC, died on October 3, 2016 at Tidelands Georgetown Memorial Hospital. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. Thursday, October 13, 2016 at Lighthouse of Jesus Christ.

Prophet Vanderhost was born on June 14, 1969 in New Haven, CT to Mr. Roscoe E. Vanderhost and Mrs. Annie Pearl Green Vanderhost. He graduated from Choppee High School in 1988, and later earned a Bachelors of Science Degree in Management from Morris College, Sumter, SC. He accepted his calling into the ministry in 1994 and was an active member of St. Paul A.M.E. Church, Plantersville.

On December 23, 1995, he was united in marriage to the former Ms. Mary A. Custis. In 1997, the couple joined Love Chapel Deliverance Center, where he began working diligently as a young minister and was an armor bearer to Pastor Richard A. Frasier. He was Chairman of the Trustee Board and served in various capacities. He later became the National Adjutant for Deliverance Centers Incorporated Ministry. For several years, he was employed with Island Chrysler, Pawleys Island, SC. In 2005, Prophet Vanderhost was asked to assist at Liberty Temple Church, later becoming their pastor. He was highly respected and loved by many.

Surviving are his wife, Mary C. Vanderhost, Hemingway, SC; his daughters, Bre’Anna Vanderhost, Ah’Lanea Vanderhost, Christian Vanderhost and Arianna Vanderhost; his parents, Roscoe Vanderhost and Annie Pearl Vanderhost, Georgetown, SC; his siblings, Russell Vanderhost, Charleston, SC and Shelinda Vanderhost, Georgetown, SC. Funeral services entrusted to Wilds Funeral Home, LLC.