Walter Cuttino

Linen-Knox Funeral Home announces the funeral services for Mr. Walter Cuttino, better known as Muff, age 59, of 207 Riverview Street in the Oatland Community of Georgetown, who died on Wednesday, Oct. 4, 2017, at Grand Strand Medical Hospital in Myrtle Beach.

Mr. Cuttino was the son of the late Mr. John Cuttino and the late Mrs. Hazel Robinson Cuttino, both of the Oatland Community. In addition to his parents, Mr. Cuttino is preceded in death by one sister, the late Mrs. Ruby Ann Cuttino; and two brothers, the late Mr. Allen Cuttino and the late Mr. Luther Cuttino, all of the Oatland Community.

Funeral services for Mr. Cuttino will be held on Saturday, Oct. 14, 2017, at 3 p.m. at Greater St. Paul A.M.E. Church in the Oatland Community with the Rev. Benjamin Simms, Pastor, presiding, and Rev. Patricia Washington-Rice, Pastor of Beaulah A.M.E. Zion Church of Bristol, Conn., officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. The remains will lie in state in the sanctuary of the church from 1 p.m. until the hour of service. Viewing will be held on Friday, Oct. 13, 2017 from 3 until 5 p.m. at Linen-Knox Funeral Home Chapel on 1632 Emanuel Street in Georgetown.

Survivors include his loving family: three sons, Mr. Jamie Linen of Moncks Corner and Mr. Allen Cuttino and Devin Cuttino, both of the Dunbar community of Georgetown; three sisters, Mrs. Thelma Cuttino Lawton of Florida, Ms. Betty Cuttino of New Britain, Conn., and Mrs. Patricia Rice of Windsor, Conn.; five brothers, Mr. John Cuttino Jr., Mr. Jimmy Cuttino, Mr. Ronald Cuttino and Mr. Elijah Cuttino, all of the Oatland Community; and Mr. Michael Cuttino of Windsor, Conn; one daughter-in-law, Mrs. Tamika Nicole Linen of Monks Corner; two grandchildren, Kaleb Linen and Jamia Linen, both of Summerville; and a host of loving nieces, nephews, aunts uncles and many other relatives and friends.

Family and friends may visit the home of the deceased on 207 Riverview Street in the Oatland Community.

Funeral arrangements entrusted to Linen-Knox Funeral Home.

John Henry Ford

Mr. John Henry Ford Sr., 81, died on September 28, 2017, at Tidelands Georgetown Memorial Hospital. Funeral services were held on October 6, 2017, at St. Paul A.M.E. Church Plantersville, conducted by Rev. Rubin Smalls, Pastor.

Mr. Ford was born on August 14, 1936, in Georgetown County, S.C., to Mr. Harrison Ford and Mrs. Annie Funnye Ford.

Affectionately known as “Knott” or “Holly”, he was educated in the public schools of Georgetown County, where he obtained his diploma from Howard High School. John was united in holy matrimony to the former Miss Claudia Wright for 27 years. Together, their union was blessed with five children including a step-daughter.

He joined St. Paul African Methodist Episcopal Church earlier in his life. He was a part of the choir, The Traveling Three, where he enjoyed singing. John was a very handyman that had a passion for building and fixing any and everything he could. He worked at various jobs including AVX Corporation and H&S Lumber Company.

Surviving are his children, John H. Ford Jr., Sacandra Ford, Sabrina Holmes, all of Georgetown, S.C.; Andrea Ford, Panama City, Fla.; Reginald Ford, Atlanta, Ga.; step-daughter, Loretta Wright, Georgetown, S.C.; his siblings, Annie Nora Ford, Georgetown, S.C.; and Ernest Lee Ford of Kentucky. Funeral services entrusted to Wilds Funeral Home, LLC.

Floyd Franklin

Linen-Knox Funeral Home announces the funeral services for Mr. Floyd Franklin, age 67, of 585 Oatland Road in the Oatland Community of Georgetown, who died on Friday, Oct. 6, 2017, at his residence in the Oatland Community.

Mr. Franklin was the son of the late Mr. James Franklin and the late Mrs. Sarah Green Franklin, both of the Oatland Community, and the husband of Mrs. Janie Ruth Franklin of the Oatland Community.

Mr. Franklin is preceded in death by both parents and one brother, the late Mr. Jesse Franklin of the Oatland Community.

Funeral services for Mr. Franklin were held on Wednesday, Oct. 11, 2017, at 2 p.m., at Greater St. Paul A.M.E. Church in the Oatland Community, with the Rev. Benjamin Simms, Pastor, officiating. Burial followed in the church cemetery. The remains lay in state in the sanctuary of the church from noon until the hour of service. Viewing was held on Tuesday, Oct. 11, 2017, from 6 until 8 p.m., at Linen-Knox Funeral Home Chapel on 1632 Emmanuel St. in Georgetown.

Mr. Franklin is survived by his loving family: his wife, Mrs. Janie Ruth Franklin of the Oatland Community; one daughter, Ms. Tressa Franklin of the Oatland Community; two sons, Mr. Brian Franklin and Mr. Frederick Franklin, both of Augusta, Ga.; seven sisters, Mrs. Barbara Ann Williams, Ms. Sonya Franklin and Mrs. Melinda Session, all of Atlanta; Mrs. Alice Alston of the Annie Village Community of Plantersville, Mrs. O’Linda Session of Conway, Mrs. Sandra Green of Georgetown, and Mrs. Tiffany Pyatt of Charlotte, N.C.; two brothers, Mr. Lloyd Franklin of Atlanta and Mr. Wade Session of Conway; and a host of loving nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and many other relatives and friends.

Family and friends may call or visit the home of the wife, Mrs. Janie Ruth Franklin, at 843-527-2670 on 585 Oatland Road in the Oatland Community.

Funeral arrangements entrusted to Linen-Knox Funeral Home.

Woodrow Gatlin

Woodrow George “Woody” Gatlin, Jr., 67, the beloved husband of Marcia Wheeler Gatlin, departed this life, Friday, October 6, 2017 at his residence.

Mr. Gatlin was born the son of Rev. Woodrow George Gatlin Sr. and Marie Mills Gatlin on November 18, 1949, in Berkley County. He enlisted in the United States Army on October 9, 1969, and received an Honorable Discharge on April 26, 1978. He served two tours – the first in Vietnam and the second in Germany. Sergeant Gatlin was awarded numerous medals including the National Defense Service medal, the Vietnam Service medal, and the Army Commendation medal. He was a member of the Veteran of Foreign Wars and the American Legion. He was a retired employee of the Charleston Mill Service. His father was the Founding Pastor the Williamsburg Pentecostal Holiness Church where Woody spent his younger years. Though the military and life led him down many roads, he never moved his membership from the Bonneau Pentecostal Holiness Church. He remained of the Pentecostal Holiness faith and attended The Christian Fortress in these last years.

He leaves behind: his wife; two children, Travis (Celeste) Gatlin and Tess G. (Brad) McConnell; four grandchildren, Jordan, Gunnar, Jana, and Brody; a brother, Ronnie (Lisa) Gatlin; a sister, Gail (Leonard) Owens; his mother-in-law, Libby Wheeler; and a number of nieces and nephews. He also leaves behind his extended family, Avis and Lewis Smith, Monty and Judy Wheeler, and Frankie and Sharon Wheeler.

He was predeceased by: his parents; a niece, Holly Roff; and his father-in-law, Waymond Lamont Wheeler.

A Home Going Celebration with Military Honors was 4 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 10, 2017, at The Christian Fortress. Officiating was Pastor Geraldine Bednego. Internment followed in the Harmony Cemetery.

Visitation was 6 to 8 p.m., Monday, Oct. 9, 2017, at the Andrews Chapel of McKenzie Funeral Home.

McKenzie Funeral Home is honored to serve the Gatlin family.

Henry Haddock

Henry Curtis Haddock, a Kingstree native who turned a love of flying into a lifelong career, died on October 4, 2017. He was 66.

Mr. Haddock graduated from Kingstree High School before earning a degree in Aircraft Technology from Florence-Darlington Technical College. As an aircraft mechanic at the Florence airport, Mr. Haddock yearned to get off the ground. At 17, he learned to fly. He earned local notoriety when he built a 1949 Piper Clipper from a “pile of parts” he had purchased.

Alec Taylor of Taylor Helicopters saw potential in the young Mr. Haddock. He offered him his first flying gig, crop dusting with a Cessna “Ag Wagon” in Latta, S.C. Several years later Mr. Haddock started his own company, Haddock Flying Service, Inc. The company used Hiller helicopters to spray timber and crops throughout the Southeast.

Mr. Haddock often piloted family and friends to his favorite vacation destination in Eleuthera, Bahamas. They enjoyed SCUBA diving, deep sea fishing, and cooking fresh catch. Over the course of his life, Mr. Haddock flew more than 30,000 hours. On October 4, he flew for the last time.

The youngest son of the late Dargan Carroll Haddock and the late Thelma Brown Haddock, Henry Haddock was a resident of Salters, S.C.

He is survived by his wife of 29 years, Stephanie Lynn Haddock; son, Dargan Dewey “Dee” Haddock (Erica), of Pawleys Island; son, Ashley Clayton Haddock (Erin) of Pawleys Island; grandchildren, Henry James Haddock, Mary Clayton Haddock, Clayton Cartwright “Wright” Haddock, and Elizabeth Dargan Haddock; brother, Richard Brown Haddock (Bonita); brother, William Carroll Haddock (Peggy); and many more nieces and nephews.

A celebration of Mr. Haddock’s life will be held at the Haddocks’ hangar located at 1111 Gourdin Rd., Salters, S.C., on Saturday, Oct., 21, 2017, at 4 p.m. Memorial gifts may be made to Angel Flight Inc., 12345 East Skelly Drive, Tulsa, Okla. 74128. Online condolences may be sent to the family on the obituaries page at www.WilliamsburgFuneralHome.com.

Deonte Lewis

Linen-Knox Funeral Home announces the funeral services for Mr. Deonte Lewis, age 21, of 2107 Lincoln St., Apt. B 207, in Georgetown, who died on Saturday, Oct. 7, 2017, in Georgetown. Mr. Lewis died from injuries sustained from an automobile accident.

Mr. Lewis was the son of Mr. Jerome Linen of the Dunbar Community and Ms. Clarice Lewis of Georgetown. He was the grandson of Mrs. Margaret Moultrie of the Greentown Community of Georgetown, and Mr. Aaron and Mrs. Eula Mae Linen, both of the Dunbar Community.

Funeral services for Mr. Lewis will be held on Friday, Oct. 13, 2017, at noon, at the Light House of Jesus Christ Church of Georgetown where Bishop Floyd A. Knowlin, Pastor, is officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. The remains will lie in state in the sanctuary of the church from 10 a.m. until the hour of service.

Mr. Lewis is survived by his loving family, in addition to his parents and grandparents: two brothers, Mr. Jamon Lewis and Jaquez Linen, both of Georgetown; 11 aunts, eight uncles and a host of loving cousins and many other relatives and friends.

Family and friends may call or visit the home of the mother, Ms. Clarice Lewis, at 843-240-1061, on 2107 Lincoln St., Apt B 207 in Georgetown.

Funeral arrangements entrusted to Linen-Knox Funeral Home.

Evelyn Thomas

Evelyn Neil Thomas, 93, widow of Robert Eugene Thomas, died Tuesday, Oct. 10, 2017, at Kingstree Nursing Facility in Kingstree.

Mrs. Thomas was born in Louisville, Ky., on December 22, 1923, a daughter of the late James Neil and Ethel Knox Neil. She grew up in Fairfax, graduated from Fairfax High School, and attended Coker College. Mrs. Thomas was a member of Andrews First Baptist Church since 1950 and served as Sunday School Secretary for many years. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother and will be greatly missed.

Survivors are: two sons, L. Eugene Thomas (Ann) of Silverstreet and R. Neil Thomas of Andrews; a daughter, Frances Thomas Leopard of Andrews; five grandchildren; ten great-grandchildren; and a brother, John Neil (Margaret) of Landrum.

Funeral Services will be held at noon on Friday, Oct. 13, 2017, at Andrews First Baptist Church. Officiating will be the Rev. Dr. Paul Sapp. Burial will follow in Andrews Memorial Cemetery.

The family will receive friends prior to the service on Friday morning in the church parlor from ten-thirty until eleven-thirty o’clock.

Please sign a guestbook at: www.mayerfuneralhome.com.

Memorials are suggested to: Andrews First Baptist Church Building Fund, 10 N. Rosemary Ave., Andrews, S.C. 29510.