Linda Bray

Linda Rouse Bray, 74, the beloved wife of Joe Edward Bray, departed this life, Tuesday, May 29, 2018, at her residence.

Mrs. Bray was born the daughter of RD Rouse and Dorothy Mae Fish Rouse on March 2, 1944, in Vinton, Iowa. She enjoyed fishing, gardening, and crocheting. She was a devoted wife, loving mother, cherished grandmother, and a loyal friend.

She leaves behind: her husband; four children, Penny Lynn Bray, Kimberly B. (Pete) Ashby, Tina Marie (Darrell) Tisdale, and Vincent Edward Bray; nine grandchildren, Arviana Tisdale, Justin Burgess, Justin Polson, Samantha Polson, Heather Tisdale Stone, Darrell Tisdale Jr., Travis Bray, Jeremy Bray, and Christopher Bray; and ten great-grandchildren. She also leaves behind: three brothers, Roger Rouse, Raymond Rouse, and Craig Rouse; and three sisters, Ladonna Fairbanks, Rose Rouse, and Diana Rouse.

She was predeceased by: her parents; a daughter, Tasha Michelle Bray; a brother, Warren Rouse; and a sister, Doris Rouse.

A Graveside Service was 11 a.m., Saturday, June 2, 2018, at the Bray Family Cemetery, 793 Suttons Road, Andrews, SC, directed by the Andrews Chapel of McKenzie Funeral Home.

Visitation was 6 until 8 p.m., Friday, June 1, 2018, at the Andrews Chapel of McKenzie Funeral Home, 606 S. Rosemary Ave., Andrews, SC.

McKenzie Funeral Home is honored to serve the Bray Family.

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Edward Edwards

Edward Lewis Edwards, 70, husband of Susan Powell Edwards, passed away Saturday, June 2, 2018, at his residence.

A memorial service with military honors, officiated by Pastor Ricky West, will be held on Wednesday, June 6, 2018, at noon in Screven Baptist Church. Visitation will be an hour prior to the service, beginning at 11 a.m. in the church.

Mr. Edwards was born in Birmingham, Alabama, on October 6, 1947, to the late Carlton M. Edwards and Maxine Moore Edwards.

After graduating from Winyah High School, Mr. Edwards enlisted in the Navy and served bravely in the Vietnam War. He was a member of Messiah Baptist Church and of VFW Post 6444 where he served on the House and Finance Committees, as well as a Senior Vice President. He was a member of the Gamecock Club for 40 years and served as past president for the Georgetown Gamecock Club. He was a current board member of the Georgetown Gamecock Club and a past recipient of the Gamecock of the Year Award. Mr. Edwards was the first Tee Ball Coach in Georgetown under the Georgetown Recreation Department and received an award for serving as Dixie Youth Farm League Commissioner in 1981. He coached Dixie Youth Baseball for many years and coached youth football for several years. He enjoyed going to South Carolina Football games with family and special friends, especially Mike and Felicia Wilson.

Surviving, in addition to his wife of 52 years, are his daughter, Virginia Anne King (Larry) of Garden City; his son, Michael L. Edwards (Kimberly) of Georgetown; two grandchildren, Jameson Edwards and Kaitlyn Edwards, both of Georgetown; a sister, Betty Raines (Jim) from Florence; an aunt, Gloria E. Smith of Covington, GA; a sister-in-law, Pat Harrington (Gene); several nephews; and of course, many friends.

The family wishes to extend their heartfelt gratitude to his caregivers, Vera Kirkland and Mary Beth Brawley, and to the doctors, nurses and CNAs for the wonderful care given by hospice. A special thank you goes to Dr. Carol Bogdon and Katey Felts for their care and concern.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Tidelands Community Hospice at 2591 N. Fraser Street, Georgetown, SC 29440 or Messiah Baptist Church at 2719 Old Charleston Road, Georgetown, SC 29440.

Online condolences may be sent to the family at Arrangements by Graham Funeral Home, 843-527-4419.

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Cora Ethridge

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Cora Long Ethridge, 92, widow of Paul Exzannie Ethridge, died Saturday, June 2, 2018, at Tideland Georgetown Memorial Hospital.

Mrs. Ethridge was born in Andrews on June 15, 1925, a daughter of the late James Henry Long and Elizabeth Thomas Long. She grew up in Andrews and attended Andrews Schools. Mrs. Ethridge was a member of Andrews First Baptist Church and served as a nursery worker for many years. She was a member of the Rosemary Chapter #195, Order of the Eastern Star and was recognized for being one of the oldest members.

Paul and Cora were married on March 25, 1943, and celebrated sixty-five years together. Their home was blessed with two children, Janice E. Cantley and John Paul Ethridge, seven grandchildren, thirteen great-grandchildren and two great-great grandchildren.

Surviving are: a son, John Paul Ethridge (Libby) of Kingstree; a daughter, Janice E. Cantley (David) of Andrews; a brother, Joe W. Long (Patricia) of Georgetown; and two sisters, Vonnie Marsh and Ethel L Ethridge (John) of Tallahassee, Florida.

In addition to her husband and parents, Mrs. Ethridge was predeceased by: a brother, James Henry Long Jr.; seven sisters, Sally L. Smith, Ertis L. Stoutamire, Ada L. Bruorton, Vermie L. Bodiford, Annie Long and Joyce L. Casselman.

Her special caregivers were her children, Janice Cantley and John Paul Ethridge, who made her final years fun and safe.

Funeral Services will be eleven o'clock Wednesday, June 6, 2018, at the Andrews Chapel of Mayer Funeral Home. Officiating will be the Rev. Becky Tilton and Rev. Elmer Lambert. Burial will following in Andrews Memorial Cemetery.

The Family will receive friends prior to the service from ten until eleven in the Andrews Chapel of Mayer Funeral Home.

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The Family suggests memorials to: Bloomingvale Pentecostal Holiness Church, c/o Bertha Mae Wilson, 217 Tanger Dr., Georgetown, SC 29440.

Carol Ann Flowers

Carol Ann Flowers, 59, went home to be with the Lord, Monday, May 28, 2018, at McLeod Regional Medical Center.

Miss Flowers was born the daughter of Carnal Dewey "CD" Flowers and Ann Mae Karling Flowers on October 13, 1958, in Georgetown. She was 1976 graduate of Andrews Academy and was an employee of Skyes Enterprises in Kingstree. She was a member of the Andrews First Pentecostal Holiness Church where she served as a Sunday School Teacher over the years.

She leaves behind: a sister, Deidra F. (Jerry) Richards; her nieces and nephews, Ashley F. (Jamey) Eaddy, Christopher Dewey Flowers, Brianna Lynne Richard, and Jerry Joseph Richard III; and two great-nieces, Madyson Delaney Eaddy and Brynna Elise Lynn.

She was predeceased by: her parents; and a brother, Carnal "Dewey" Flowers Jr.

A Memorial Service was 3 p.m., Thursday, May 31, 2018, at Andrews First Pentecostal Holiness Church directed by the Andrews Chapel of McKenzie Funeral Home. Officiating was Rev. Dean Baber and Rev. Paul Miles.

Visitation was prior to the service from 2 until 3 p.m. in the church sanctuary.

McKenzie Funeral Home is honored to serve the Flowers Family.

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Jessie Gray Sr.

Jessie Donald Gray Sr., 80, widower of Willie Jane Lambert Gray, passed away Saturday, June 2, 2018, at his home surrounded by family and friends.

Born on September 21, 1937, in Darlington, he was the son of the late Jessie L. Gray and the late Ruby Irene Coker Moore Gray. Mr. Gray was a member of Saints Delight Pentecostal Holiness Church and was a US Army Veteran. He retired from International Paper Company after more than 40 years of service and enjoyed playing gospel music and spending time with his family.

Survivors include four children, Joey M. Gray (Etta) of Georgetown, Julie D. Pope (Dean) of Andrews, Jamie K. Gray (Carolyn) of Georgetown and Jennifer G. Stewart (Chaine) of Georgetown; 15 grandchildren; 33 great grandchildren; and four great-great grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by one son, Jessie Gray II; two grandsons, Travis Pope and James "Jimmy" W. Gray; one sister, Irene G. Bone; and two half-brothers, Reese Moore and Hubert Moore.

A memorial service will be held at 6 p.m. Thursday, June 7, 2018, at Saints Delight Pentecostal Holiness Church with Rev. Chris Browder officiating.

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

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Doris Hudson

Doris Morris Davis Hudson, 89, widow of John W. Hudson Sr., passed away Friday, June 1, 2018, at National Health Care Nursing Facility in Garden City, South Carolina.

Graveside funeral services, directed by Graham Funeral Home, were Monday, June 4, 2018, at 2 p.m. in the Sampit United Methodist Church Cemetery, 1077 Saints Delight Road, Georgetown, SC.

Mrs. Hudson was a lifelong resident of Georgetown County and a daughter of the late Charles Weyman Morris Sr. and the late Eva Watts Morris. She was born on September 12, 1928, in the Sampit Community.

She graduated from Andrews High School in Andrews, SC, and was a retired Real Estate Agent with Freeman-Johnson Agency in Georgetown.

She loved her family, her cats, and working in her yard growing beautiful flowers.

Surviving is her daughter, Deborah Davis Seigler of Pawleys Island, SC. She also leaves two stepsons, John W. Hudson Jr. (Downing) of Pawleys Island, SC and Marcus Hudson of Punta Gorda, Florida; four step-grandchildren; five brothers: Charles W. Morris, Jr. of Ashville, NC; Frank D. Morris (Rennie) of Columbia, SC; James L. Morris (Mary) of Lexington, SC; Burness W. Morris (Cheryl) of Jacksonville, FL; Glenn A Morris (Sam) of Georgetown, SC; one niece, several nephews; and several great-nieces and great-nephews.

In addition to her parents and husband, she was predeceased by a sister, Mary Rose Morris.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Sampit United Methodist Church Cemetery Fund, 1077 Saints Delight Road Georgetown, SC 29440 or to the Saint Frances Animal Center, 125 North Ridge Street, Georgetown, SC 29440.

Online condolences may be sent to the family at Arrangements by Graham Funeral Home, 843-527-4419.

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Vera Newton

Vera Lamb Newton, 82, the widow of Yoakam Phillip Newton, went home to be with the Lord, Wednesday, May 30, 2018, at her residence.

Mrs. Newton was born the daughter of Rev. Raymond Eugene Lamb and Vinice Olivia Droze Lamb on December 6, 1935, in Charleston. She owned and operated her own daycare. She touched many lives through her ministry of music, which was her joy in life. Over the years she sang in several gospel groups and served as a pianists for over 25 years for local churches including Spring Pond PH Church and Socastee PH Church. She will always be remembered for loving people unconditionally and her gentle spirit. Her grands and great-grands kept her young at heart. She leaves behind a Godly heritage as described in Proverbs 31:30, "But a woman who fears the LORD, she shall be praised."

She is survived by: three children, Raymond LeGrand (Robin) Newton, Daphne Marie (Earl) Davis, and Glenda Faye (Ruffin) Smith; seven grandchildren, Jarrett (Rebecca) Davis, Amber (Jason) McBee, Jared (Mara) Driggers, Patrick (Abby) Davis, Kendra (Matt) Doak, Brittany Smith (Marshall) Mishoe, and Savannah Smith; eight great-grandchildren, Davis McBee, Ellie McBee, Brody Davis, Payton Mishoe, Lila Eve Davis, Sadie Renee Davis, Graham Cole Driggers, and Jax Coy Davis; and a sister, Althea Lamb.

She was predeceased by: her parents; her husband; four brothers, Nolan Lamb, Bernice Lamb, Roy Lamb, and Bobby Lamb; and a sister, Jeanine Lamb.

A Home Going Celebration was 3 p.m., Sunday, June 3, 2018, at the Spring Pond Pentecostal Holiness Church. Interment followed in the Andrews Memorial Cemetery directed by the Andrews Chapel of McKenzie Funeral Home.

Visitation was 5 until 7 p.m., Saturday, June 2, 2018, at the Andrews Chapel, 606 S. Rosemary Ave. Andrews, SC.

McKenzie Funeral Home is honored to serve the Newton family.

James Ryan

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Dr. James Michael Ryan, (LTC, US Army, Ret.) 71, died May 16, 2018, at MUSC after a brief illness. His wife, Susan and daughter, Daphne were with him.

Jim was born on June 9, 1946, in Philadelphia to the late John Edward Ryan and Mary Wiegner Ryan. Dr. Ryan attended LaSalle College and Jefferson Medical School on a full scholarship. He then had an internship in Des Moines, IA, followed by a general surgery residence at Ft. Leonard Wood and a thoracic surgery residency at Bethesda Naval Hospital. While serving on active duty in the US Army, he was stationed in Korea and at 2nd General Hospital in Landstuhl, Germany, where he met and married Susan in 1985. He performed life savings surgeries on numerous active duty military while serving in Europe and abroad, including Marines from the Beirut Bombing in 1983. He took great pride in being a doctor. Jim wanted to give life, not take it. He left active duty and served in the Army Reserves in Albany, NY, where he was employed as a thoracic surgeon at the Albany VA Medical Center. In 1991, Jim was called up for Operation Desert Storm and served as "Desert Doc" in Oman for three months.

Jim and Susan retired to Georgetown in 2004 where they were members of Georgetown Presbyterian Church. Jim served as clerk of the Session for two terms. In recent years he was a rotating teacher of the Adult Fellowship Class. Over the years he went with his family on a mission trip to Zambia in support of orphans of the Aids epidemic and on a trip to Peacehaven Farm in NC to assist with construction of a residence for disabled adults. He has participated faithfully in the Men's Breakfast group. He has enjoyed family trips to Hawaii, Australia, the Caribbean, and across the continental US. Many in the family remember Jim as a "punster" who would punish anyone who would listen. He loved his family and friends deeply and enjoyed a good belly laugh.

In addition to his parents, Jim was predeceased by: a brother, Timothy Patrick Ryan, who died in 1988.

Surviving are: his wife, Susan Hay Ryan of Georgetown; a daughter, Daphne Lee Ryan of Anacortes, WA; a sister, Mary Anne Schaefer (Robert) of Columbus, NJ; a brother, John Fallon Ryan (Clair) of Phoenixville, PA; two nephews and four nieces in the Philly area. In addition to his human family, Jim had great love for his three dogs, Maggie, Ginger and Emma.

Memorial Services will be eleven o'clock, Saturday, June 9, 2018, at the Georgetown Presbyterian Church. Officiating will be the Rev. Dr. Bill Puckett. Inurnment will be private.

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In lieu of flowers the family suggests donations to: Georgetown Presbyterian Church Pastor's Discretionary Fund, 558 Black River Road, Georgetown, SC 29440.

The Georgetown Chapel of Mayer Funeral Home is assisting the family.

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Carl Williams

Carl Sampy Williams died at Serenity Place, Dublin, GA, Friday, June 1, 2018.

Mr. Williams was born on February 21, 1923, in Georgetown, SC, to John Henry and Olivia Lawrimore Williams. He is survived by his children: Bruce Williams and his wife Cathy of Shellman Bluff, GA, and Jan Jones of Winston-Salem, NC; his grandchildren, Patrick Williams and his wife Laura of Manheim, PA, and Mary Ruth Kester and her husband Robert of High Point, NC; his great grandchildren, Seth Embley, Evie Williams and Maya Williams of Manheim, PA, and Nora Rose Kester and Robert L. "Buddy" Kester, III of High Point, NC.

He is preceded in death by his wife of 70 years, Mavis Hodges Williams, his son John Williams, his son-in-law Burton Jones and his grandson Trey Jones.

Mr. Williams graduated from Winyah High School in Georgetown, SC. He served in the US Coast Guard during WWII as a Motor Machinist Mate. He graduated from Georgia Tech in 1950 with a degree in Chemical Engineering. Mr. Williams retired from JP Stevens/Forstmann as Divisional Engineer.

Mr. Williams was a member of Henry Memorial Presbyterian Church where he was very active and held various leadership positions. He also served as the Moderator of the Savannah Presbytery, Chair of the Environmental Committee and served on the Savannah Presbytery Council.

Mr. Williams was a loyal supporter of the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets.

The family received friends on Monday, June 4, 2018, from 11 a.m. until noon at Henry Memorial Presbyterian Church. Funeral services were held at noon at the church with burial to follow in Dublin Memorial Gardens.

Pallbearers were Joe Hooks, Paul Riddle, Charles Lang, Ben Hall Jr., Joe Uliano, Gene Pricer, Bob Alexander, John Shepherd and Emory Lake.

The family would like to thank the staff of Addington Place, Fairview Park Hospital, Home Instead and Serenity Place for the care and personal attention Mr. Williams received.

In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to the John Williams Scholarship Fund, c/o Henry Memorial Presbyterian Church, 511 Bellevue Avenue, Dublin, GA 31021. Townsend Brothers Funeral Home, Dublin, is in charge of arrangements. Please visit to sign the online memorial register.

"Well done, good and faithful servant..." Mathew 25:21.