Brian Crosby

Brian Lee Crosby, 26, passed away Friday, April 5, 2019, at his residence.

A memorial service was held Tuesday, April 9, 2019, at 6 p.m. in Graham Funeral Home Chapel.

Born in Georgetown on April 26, 1992, he was a son of Blaine Lee Crosby and Janice Cox Crosby. He was a graduate of Country Haven Private School and worked as an electrician for South Strand Contractors. He loved working with his hands and the sense of accomplishment it gave him. In his free time, he enjoyed woodworking, cars, video games, and spending time with his family and friends.

Surviving, in addition to his parents of Andrews, are four sisters, Stacie Slemmer Wilson (Kelly) of Georgetown, Rebecca Wood (Willie) of Georgetown, Anastacia Burleson (Lee) of Andrews, Cassandra Crosby of Oklahoma; one brother, Blaine Charles Crosby of Phoenix, AZ; paternal grandparents, Patricia A. Smith of Andrews, Robert Crosby (Sonya Carver-Crosby) of Vero Beach, FL; girlfriend, Chelsea Ward and her daughter Madelyn of Georgetown; and a number of uncles, aunts, nieces, and nephews.

He was preceded in death by maternal grandparents, Billie Hazel Cox and John D. Cox.

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

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Joy Hitchcock

Joy Parsons Hitchcock, 46, wife of Daniel Russ Hitchcock passed away Saturday, April 6, 2019, at her residence.

Mrs. Hitchcock was born in Georgetown on February 3, 1973, a daughter of Sylvia Ann Hearl Parsons and the late Louis Payton Parsons.

Memorial Services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday, April 11, 2019, at the Georgetown Presbyterian Church.

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

George Long

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George Long

George Frances Long, 77, husband of Nancy D. Long passed away Wednesday, April 3, 2019, following a brief illness. George was born in Lancaster, Pa, on July 13, 1941. He was the son of Bert Long and Dorothy Meek Long. He grew up in Lancaster and graduated from Manheim Township High School and Franklin and Marshall College.

George was active in scouting from an early age and eventually earned the honorable rank of Eagle Scout. The early influence of the Boy Scout Oath, Law and Motto shaped George into the man he became. He was a man of honesty, integrity, and strong character.

He served in the Army National Guard in Pennsylvania from 1962 to 1968. He worked for Pakoil Company, as a manufactures representative for 21 years. Then he acquired the company and served as President and CEO from 1987 until his retirement in 2000.

He and wife Nancy moved to Georgetown, SC after retiring. He then became active in volunteering at St. Francis Animal Center. He joined the Board of Directors at Friendship Place, Inc from 2012 thru 2018.

George was a member of Duncan Memorial United Methodist Church where he served on the Mission Committee and as an Usher.

Spending time with his granddaughters, golfing, boating, and world travel were a few of his favorite hobbies in addition to his family time.

Surviving are his wife Nancy D. Long, step-son Christopher Troup of Dallas, TX, step-daughter Melissa Smith of Girard, OH, four adored grandchildren- Taylor & Gabrielle Troup, and Alexander & Brady Smith. Also surviving are brother Bert Long and wife Penny of Lewes, DE, nieces Tammy O'Malley and Heather Bedell of PA.

A Celebration of Life will be held Saturday morning, April 13, 2019, at Duncan Memorial United Methodist Church in Georgetown, SC. Visitation begins at 10:30 a.m. in the Church Parlor followed by a service at 11 a.m. officiated by the Rev. Dr. Dora Gafford. Please join the family immediately following at the Fellowship Hall across the street for light refreshment and reflections of a life well lived.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorials to: Duncan Memorial UMC, 901 Highmarket St. Georgetown, SC 29440, Friendship Place, Inc 1905 Front Street Georgetown, SC 29440 or St. Francis Animal Center 125 N. Ridge St. Georgetown, SC 29440.

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