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James Christian

James E. Christian, 65, husband of Teresa Harrelson Christian, passed away on Friday, April 3, 2015 at Tidelands Community Hospice House.

Born on May 4, 1949, in Tupelo, MS, he was the son of the late Elvis Christian and the late Anna Laura Burleson Christian. Mr. Christian was a former Mason.

Survivors include his wife of Georgetown; two daughters, Angie Christian of Prescott Valley, AZ and Leah Christian of Scottsdale, AZ; and two grandchildren, Jacob Baziuk and Brook Baziuk both of Prescott Valley, AZ.

He was preceded in death by a step mother, Sarah Carpenter Christian.

A memorial service was held at 6 PM Monday, April 6, 2015 Ridgeway Funeral Home with Rev. Kenny Johnson officiating.

In lieu of flowers the family has asked for donations to be made to Tidelands Community Hospice House, 2591 N Fraser St. Georgetown, SC 29440 or to the Alzheimer’s Association, PO Box 96011, Washington, DC 20090.

Online condolences may be left at www.ridgewayfh.com

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

Wanda Clark

Wanda Clark, 55, of the Annievillage Community, Georgetown, South Carolina, died on April 3, 2015 at the Medical University of South Carolina Hospital, Charleston. Funeral services will be held at 1pm, Thursday, April 9, 2015 at Friendship St. Mary A.M.E. Church. Visitation will be held at Friendship Church on Thursday from 12 noon until time of service.

Mrs. Clark was born on May 3, 1959 in Georgetown County, SC, a daughter of Clarence Vanderhorst and Mrs. Evelyn Thompson Vanderhorst.

For several years she was employed with Dayton House Resort, Myrtle Beach, SC. She was a member of Friendship St. Mary A.M.E. Church.

Survivors include: her husband, Willie Clark, Georgetown, SC; three sons, Daronn Clark, Monroe, NC, Damonn Clark, Georgetown, Terry Clark, Charlotte, NC; two daughters, Sherri Brown, Wingate, NC, Lakisha Clark, Georgetown; eight siblings, Glennis Vanderhorst, Dale A. Vanderhorst, Tony Vanderhorst, Jerry Vanderhorst, Ruth Ann Vanderhorst-Pyatt, all of Georgetown, Clarence Vanderhorst, Ridgeville, SC, Shawn Vanderhorst and Kathy Cain, both of Atlanta, GA.

Funeral services are entrusted to Wilds Funeral Home, LLC. (WILDSFH.COM)

Danny Floyd

Danny Edwin Floyd, 65, of Hemingway, passed away Friday, April 3, 2015 in a Georgetown hospital.

Mr. Floyd was born in Georgetown, a son of the late Hoyt and Earline Holt Floyd. He had worked for the EMS of Georgetown for 18 years and was a US Army veteran of the Vietnam War. He enjoyed fishing and wood working.

Surviving are his wife, Wallis Musick Floyd; children, Lucas (Mindy) Floyd and Erin (Steven) Foxworth; two granddaughters, Charlotte Foxworth and Dorianne Floyd.

A private ceremony will be held at a later date.

Please sign the guestbook at www.morris-funeralhome.com.

Desiree Lilly

Desiree Monique Lilly, 27, of Georgetown, South Carolina, died on April 2, 2015 at the Medical University of South Carolina Hospital in Charleston. Funeral services will be held at 2 P.M., Wednesday, April 8, 2015 at Macedonia F.B.H. Church, conducted by the pastor, Elder B.P. Raiford. Burial follows at Morning Glory Cemetery.

Ms. Lilly was born on July 9, 1987 in Georgetown a daughter of Mr. Thurman Van Lilly and Mrs. Dolores Ann Haynes Lilly. Following her graduation from Georgetown High School in 2005, she continued her formal education at Francis Marion University and Horry Georgetown Technical College where, in 2011, she obtained an associate’s degree.

As a member of Macedonia F.B.H. Church, Ms. Lilly served on the Mass Choir, Usher Board, and Young Peoples Institute (Y.P.I.). She previously worked at Wells Fargo, and was most recently employed with Barnes and Nobles Bookstore as an assistant.

Survivors include her parents, Thurman and Delores Lilly; four siblings, Melisha Nena Haynes Mitchell, Tasha Regina Lilly, Paul Tre Van Lilly, and Alexis Halle’jah Lilly and her grandfather, Silas Cohen, Sr., all of Georgetown, SC.

Funeral services are entrusted to Wilds Funeral Home, LLC. (WILDSFH.COM)

Harold Martin

Harold Bruce Martin, 75, of Pawleys Island, died Wednesday, April 1, 2015, at Waccamaw Community Hospital in Murrells Inlet.

Mr. Martin was born in Bath Co., Ky. on November 26, 1939, a son of the late Everett Auxier Martin and Sallie Lee Jones Martin. He grew up in Kentucky and moved to Pawleys Island-Litchfield Beach a number of years ago. Mr. Martin was a member of St. Paul’s Waccamaw United Methodist Church.

Surviving are: his wife, Sue Ella Toy Martin of Pawleys Island; a daughter-in-law, Julie J. Long of Georgetown; a brother, Jimmie Martin (Nell) of Sharpsburg, Ky. six grandchildren, Skyla, Madison, Carley, Quin, Jack, and Luke; and a number of nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents, Mr. Martin was predeceased by: a son, Matthew Robert Martin and a sister, Mary Miller.

Memorial services will be elven o’clock Thursday morning, April 9, 2015, at St. Paul’s Waccamaw United Methodist Church. Officiating will be the Rev. Pamela G. Ledbetter. Inurnment will follow in the church columbarium.

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

Essie Morris

Essie Ruth Jenkins Morris, 97, of Andrews, widow of Walter Samuel Morris, died Sunday, April 5, 2015, at Tidelands Community Hospice House in Georgetown.

Mrs. Morris was born in Jefferson Co., Ga. on March 27, 1918, a daughter of the late John Robert Jenkins and Malissie Phillips Jenkins. She grew up in Jefferson Co. and graduated from Warrenton High School. Mrs. Morris was co-owner of Morris Grocery Store for over thirty years. She worked at Williamsburg Elementary School as a teacher’s aide until retiring to care for her husband. She and Walter were married in 1938 until his passing in 2002.

Mrs. Morris was a devoted member of Elim United Methodist Church, where she served in many church positions. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, and great-great grandmother.

Surviving are: two sons, Tommy Morris (Rhonda) of Andrews and Gerald Morris (Cathy) of Brillion, Wisc.; a daughter, Martha M. Foxworth (Mike) of Andrews; ten grandchildren; seventeen great-grandchildren; four great-great-grandchildren; a sister-in-law, Willa S. Jenkins of Andrews; and a daughter-in-law, Jimmie Faye Clemons of Andrews.

In addition to her husband and parents, Mrs. Morris was predeceased by: a son, Phillip Morris; four brothers, Earl, C.G., John Ed, and George Jenkins; and two sisters, Fannie Palmer and Marie Hobbs.

Memorial services were noon Tuesday, April 7, 2015, at Elim United Methodist Church. Officiating was the Rev. Mike Written. Inurnment followed in the churchyard. The family received friends prior to service from eleven until noon in the church fellowship hall.

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In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Cemetery Fund of Elim United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 858, Andrews, S.C. 29510 or Tidelands Community Hospice, Inc., 2591 N. Fraser St., Georgetown, S. C. 29440.

Special thanks to her friend and caregiver, Mrs. Bessie Hilliard.

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

Kathy Morris

Mrs. Kathy C. Morris, 69, of Georgetown, passed away Thursday, April 2, 2015 at Tidelands Hospice House.

Mrs. Morris was born July 9, 1945 in Williamsburg County, a daughter of the late Martha Vermelle Casselman Bruce and Marion Ray Casselman.

A memorial service, officiated by Rev. Jack Mobley, was held at 3 p.m. on Monday, April 6, 2015 in the chapel of Graham Funeral Home, 2200 S. Fraser Street. Visitation was held prior to the service from 1pm-3pm at Graham Funeral Home.

Mrs. Morris was a devoted member of Piney Forest Baptist Church. She enjoyed cross-stitching, gardening, and fishing. Her greatest joy was spending time with her friends and family.

Surviving are her daughter, Rhonda Morris Jowers (Jimmy) of Georgetown; 2 grandsons, Chandler W. Jowers and Jimmy Jowers III; 3 Great Grandsons, Carson, Bentley, Brylen; 5 Sisters, Carolyn C Dukes, Rachel C Jacobs, Janice C Flynn, Melissa Bruce, and Marian Bruce; and a number of nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her husband, Alvin Burnet “AB” Morris.

In lieu of flower, memorials may be made to Autism Speaks, 1060 State Road, 2nd Floor, Princeton, NJ 08540 or Tidelands Hospice, 2591 North Fraser Street, Georgetown, SC 29440.

Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.grahamfuneralhome.org.

Willie Newton

Willie Danzig “Dan” Newton, Sr., 83, of Andrews, SC, husband of Bobbie Ethridge Newton, went home to be with the Lord Saturday, April 4, 2015 surrounded by his loving family.

Funeral services will be Sunday afternoon, April 12, 2015 at 2 o’clock at Gourdines Chapel, 4282 County Line Rd, Andrews, SC 29510. Burial will follow in Andrews Cemetery. Visitation will be Saturday afternoon at the church from 2 to 4 o’clock. Flowers will be accepted, or memorials made to Gourdines Chapel, c/o Judy Newton, 10789 Saints Delight Rd, Andrews, SC 29510.

Dan was born March 27, 1932 in Andrews, SC, a son of Clarence L. Newton, Sr. and Sarah Caroline Thomas Newton. He worked as a pipe fitter at International Paper in Georgetown for over 40 years. He was a faithful member of Gourdines Chapel, where he was a deacon and longtime Sunday School Superintendent. Dan loved hunting, fishing, gardening, and spending time with his family. He has enjoyed singing and playing guitar since the age of 7, and expressed his love of music all his life. He had a huge, loving heart and always put others first, especially his wife of 61 years.

In addition to the love of his life, Bobbie, Dan is survived by one son, Danny Newton (Kathy) of Georgetown; one daughter, Terri Stalvey (TJ) of Hemingway; four brothers, Clarence L. Newton, Jr. of Thomasville, AL; Thomas Newton (Evelyn), Joseph Newton (Nancy), Ronnie Newton (Rhonda), all of Andrews; two sisters, Mary Lee Herndon of Anderson, and Sarah Nell Thompson of Mayesville, NC; five grandchildren, Ryan Stalvey (Nicole), Amie Cribb (Witte), Amanda Stalvey, Elliott Newton, and Casey Newton; two step-granddaughters, Katelyn Cain and Kristyn Cain Pope (Josh); four great-grandchildren, Parker and Ella Stalvey, and Tucker and Karter Cribb. Dan was predeceased by his parents and brother, Warren Newton.

Arrangements by Parks Funeral Home, 130 West 1st North St., Summerville, SC 29483. www.parksfuneralhome.com.

John Pindur Jr.

John J. Pindur Jr., 75, of Georgetown passed away Saturday, April 4, 2015 at Georgetown Memorial Hospital.

Mr. Pindur was born February 18, 1940 in Sicklerville, New Jersey. He was a son of the late John J. Pindur Sr. and Kathleen Ruth Palmer Pindur.

Mr. Pindur was a veteran of the United States Air Force. He retired after many years of service as a rural mail carrier.

A funeral service, officiated by Pastor Clint McMakin, will be held on Wednesday, April 8, 2015 at 1pm in the chapel of Graham Funeral Home at 2200 South Fraser Street. Visitation will be held prior to the service from 12pm-1pm at Graham Funeral Home. Entombment will follow the funeral service at Pennyroyal Memorial Gardens Mausoleum.

Surviving are: his wife, Penelope Pindur; two daughters, Penny Lynn Carrington (Larry) of Georgetown and Mary Ann Malone (Thomas) of Pawleys Island; four grandchildren, Jessie, Jennifer, Sage, and Jade; two great-grandchildren, Amelia and Lucien; three sisters, Patricia Bornmann (Gene) of Depthford, New Jersey, Cathy Belzer (George) of Turnersville, New Jersey, and Evie Pindur of Wildwood, New Jersey.

In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by a sister, Lois P. Duff, and his brother, Robert Alan Pindur.

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

Stella Richburg

Stella Esther Mouyal Richburg, 86, of Andrews, passed away Sunday, April 5, 2015 after an illness.

Ms. Richburg was born in Morocco, a daughter of the late Pinchas Mouyal and Sultana Mamane Pinchas. She was retired from Oneita Knitting Mill in Andrews, and was a member of Temple Beth Or Congregation.

She is survived by her son, Willy (Patricia) Richburg of Florence; grandchildren, William David (Jordan) Richburg and Leah Cameron Richburg, both of Florence; brothers, Albert Mouyal, Charly Mouyal and Momi Mouyal; sisters, Mimi Arwas, Rachel Kessouse and FiFine Deutcher.

In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by a sister.

A Graveside service will be held at 11:00 A.M. Wednesday, April 8, 2015 at Temple Beth Or Cemetery in Kingstree, directed by Stoudenmire-Dowling Funeral Home of Florence. The family will greet friends following the service.

In Lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, 3223 Sunset Blvd, Suite 100, West Columbia, S.C. 29169.

Please sign the online tribute wall in the obit section at www.stoudenmiredowling.com.

John Rockey

John “Jack” Russell Rockey, 83, of Georgetown, died Sunday, April 5, 2015, at his residence.

Mr. Rockey was born in Macy, Ind. on December 14, 1931, a son of the late Russell Coon Rockey and Mary Edith Jones Rockey. He served in the U.S. Air Force and retired in 1989 from United Parcel Service. Mr. Rockey was a member of Duncan Memorial United Methodist Church, where he was a former Chairman of the Trustee Commission, taught the Trinity Sunday school class, participated on the Mission team, and was a member of United Methodist Men. He served on the Board of the Salvation Army and Midway Fire Dept. and was a former president of the Cultural Council.

Surviving are: his wife, Janet Rockey of Georgetown; and three daughters, Sue McGee (Wesley) of Jacksonville, N.C., Pam Ingram (Billy) of Pawleys Island, Lynn Simril of Lancaster; and five grandchildren, Joshua Presley (Miranda), Stacey Melton, John and Patrick Ingram, and Ryan McGee. In addition to his parents, Mr. Rockey was predeceased by two sisters.

Funeral services will be eleven o’clock Thursday morning, April 9, 2015, at Duncan Memorial United Methodist Church. Officiating will be the Rev. Dr. Dora Gafford. Burial will follow at Elmwood Cemetery.

The family will receive friends Wednesday evening, April 8, 2015, from five until seven at the Georgetown Chapel of Mayer Funeral Home.

Sign a guestbook at: www.mayerfuneralhome.com.

Memorials are suggested to: Duncan Memorial United Methodist Church, 901 Highmarket St., Georgetown, S.C. or Tidelands Community Hospice, Inc., 2591 N. Fraser St., Georgetown, S.C. 29440.

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