John T. McNeill IV

McNeill

Benjamin Klopp

Benjamin Klopp, 80, of Georgetown, SC passed away at his home from a chronic illness, Wednesday, December 12. Ben was born August 1, 1939 in Boston, MA. to Dr. and Mrs. Calvin T. (Ellen) Klopp of Olney, MD. He retired from Channing L Bette Co. Inc.. Ben was a graduate of the University of George, Athens and longtime brother of Alpha Tau Omega fraternity. He was also an active member of the Sons of the American Revolution, Winyah Indigo Society, and Holy Cross Faith Memorial Episcopal.

Ben is survived by his wife Jene Wise Klopp of the home, son, Andrew Calvin and wife, Billie Klopp and grandson, Nathaniel Andrew Colt Klopp of Beckley, WV., daughter Jennifer Lynn Klopp and Stephanie Leifheit of Georgetown, SC, daughter, Leisa and husband, Richard Hotchkiss of Greenwood, SC., granddaughter Rachel Elizabeth Klopp Faloney and great-grandsons Michael Calvin and Connor Adam Klopp-Faloney of Pompano Beach, FL. He is also survived by his brother, Dr. Spangler “Buzz” and Teri Klopp of Lewes, DE and his sister Cynthia and her husband, Dr. Keith Butler of Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, and many nieces and nephews and their children.

Services were held at Holy Cross Faith Memorial Episcopal, 88 Baskerville Drive, Pawleys Island Saturday, December 14 at 3:00pm.

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In lieu of flowers please make donations to Holy Cross Faith Memorial Episcopal, p/o Box 990, Pawleys Island, SC, 29585

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

John T. McNeill IV

Beloved Father and Grandfather Mr. John T. McNeill IV, of Georgetown South Carolina, passed away in his home on November 15, 2019.

Mr. McNeill was born in Kernersville, NC to his late parents John T. McNeill III and Mildred Elizabeth Culbreth. He was preceded in death by his sister Patricia Lynn McNeill. He is survived by one son Cameron McNeill and his wife Lisa of Summerville, SC; grandchildren Keira McNeill, Declan McNeill, Hannah McNeill, Ailey Kunz and Conor Kunz; brother: Michael Clarendon McNeill of St. Pauls, NC.

John served as a Captain in the US Marine Corps and was an Eagle Scout.

Memorial Service will be held Sunday, December 22, 2019 at 2:00PM Trinity United Methodist Church. Interment will follow at Mc Neill Cemetery in Red Springs, NC.

In lieu of flowers memorials can be made to Wounded Warriors Project 4899 Belfort Road, Suite 300 Jacksonville, FL 32256 or Trinity UMC P.O Box 48 Red Springs, NC 28377

Boles Funeral Home of Red Springs will be serving the family.

Leila Cannon Suggs

Leila Cannon Suggs, 93, the widow of Osby Lane Suggs, went home to be with the Lord, Thursday, November 21, 2019 at her residence.

Mrs. Suggs was born the daughter of Jessie J. Cannon and Nettie Daniels Cannon on September 15, 1926 in Horry County. She was a retired employee of BC Moores. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Andrews where she faithfully served on the bereavement committee and was a member of the Keenagers. She enjoyed the outdoors and was an avid yard worker. She was a devoted wife, loving mother, cherished grandmother, caring sister, and a loyal friend.

She leaves behind: four children, Barbara S. Ward, Sherrill S. Allen (John), Richard L. Suggs, and T. Mark Suggs; three grandchildren, Brandon L. Suggs, Paul Scoggins and Michael McPaul; and three great grandchildren, Lauren S. Corkum (Jamie), Taylor L. Smith, and Braydon Cartrette. She also leaves behind: a brother, Lester Cannon (Rachel).

She was predeceased by: her parents; her husband; a granddaughter, Sherrie F. Crawford, a son-in-law, Donald Ward; four brothers, Albert Cannon, Clarence Cannon, Billy Cannon, and Robert Cannon; and a sister, Retha C. Dickens.

A Home Going Celebration will be 2:30PM, Sunday, November 24, 2019 at the First Baptist Church of Andrews. Officiating will be Rev. Mark Stump and Rev. Paul Sapp. Interment will follow in the Andrews Memorial Cemetery directed by the Andrews Chapel of McKenzie Funeral Home.

The Suggs family will receive family and friends from 1:30-2:30PM in the church sanctuary.

McKenzie Funeral Home is honored to serve the Suggs family.

Helen Prosser Cox

Helen Prosser Cox, 89, a beloved mother and the widow of Alton Cox, Jr., victoriously took her place among the Heavenly saints and joined her waiting loved ones Sunday morning, December 8, 2019 at her residence surrounded by her loved ones.

Mrs. Cox was born the daughter of Quincy D. Prosser and Hattie Benton Prosser on September 25, 1930 in Florence County. She enjoyed cooking, sewing, working in the yard, reading and coloring. She was a member of Earle United Methodist Church. She was a mighty prayer warrior and she grew upon the Christian legacy of a Church Builder that was handed down to her by her father. She was a devoted wife, loving mother, cherished grandmother and great-grandmother, a caring sister and a loyal friend.

Helen and Alton were married on August 14, 1948 and celebrated 65 years together. Their home was blessed with: four children, Alton “Al” Cox, III (Nancy) of Georgetown, Anthony “Tony” Cox, Kathy D. Cox, and Kelly C. Fenters (Bill) of Moncks Corner; three grandchildren, Matthew “Matt” A. Cox, IV, Ryan Fenters(Brooke), and Kyleigh C. Shirley(Bubba); and seven great-grandchildren, Bailey Cox, Jacob Cox, RyLee Fenters, Bryant Fenters, Caroline Fenters, Barnes Shirley, and Lizzie Rene Shirley. She also leaves behind a sister, Ruby P. Richardson.

She was predeceased by: her parents; her husband; a son, Tony; a daughter, Kathy; three brothers, W.D. Prosser, Charles Prosser, and Edward Prosser; and a sister, Barbara P. Wheeler.

A Home Going Celebration was held at 2PM, Thursday, December 12, 2019 at Earle United Methodist Church. Interment followed in the Harmony Cemetery directed by the Andrews Chapel of McKenzie Funeral Home.

The Cox family received family and friends prior to the service from 12:00 — 1:30PM in the church sanctuary.

Memorials may be made to Earle United Methodist Church, c/o Willa Ackerman, 1697 US Hwy 521, Andrews, SC 29510.

McKenzie Funeral Home is honored to serve the Cox family.

Vernon Stewart Jr.

Vernon Stewart Jr., 77, beloved husband of Shirley L. Stewart and the widower of Frances Elizabeth “Linda” Stewart, went home to be with the Lord, Wednesday, December 11, 2019 at Tidelands Georgetown Memorial Hospital.

Mr. Stewart was born the son of Vernon Lee Stewart, Sr. and Flossie Shuler Stewart on October 3, 1942 in Jamestown. He was a retired employee of International Paper Company and was a member of the Quarter Century Club. He formerly attended Sampit United Methodist Church and North Hampton Baptist Church; and was a current member of Cornerstone Baptist Church where he served as a Deacon and Sunday School Teacher. He was an avid hunter and fisherman. He was loved and respected by all who knew him and he loved serving others as a volunteer for Teen Challenge, Helping Hands, and Martha’s House. He was a devoted husband, loving father, cherished grandfather, a caring brother, and a loyal friend.

Vernon and Shirley were married June 19, 1987 and celebrated 32 years together. Their home was blessed with three children, James V. “Jamey” Stewart(Carlette), Pamela S. Wedgeworth(Buddy), and Pamela J. Price; three grandchildren, Harrison C. Wedgeworth, Hatteras C. Wedgeworth, Arwen E. Wedgeworth; and two sisters, Dorothy S. Thornley and Terri S. Edens.

He was predeceased by: his parents; and his first wife, Linda Stewart.

A Home Going Celebration was held, Saturday, December 14, 2019 at the Cornerstone Baptist Church, 1797 Brick Chimney Road, Georgetown.

The Stewart family received family and friends prior to the service from 12-1PM in the church sanctuary.

A reception honoring Mr. Vernon was held immediately after the service in the Church Fellowship Hall.

The Committal Service followed at 4PM in the Sampit United Methodist Church Cemetery directed by the Georgetown Chapel of McKenzie Funeral Home.

Memorials may be made to the National Kidney Foundation, 30 East 33rd St.

New York, NY 10016 or on-line at www.kidney.org/donate.

McKenzie Funeral Home is honored to serve the Stewart family.

Vernata Rush Green

Vernata Rush Green died on December 5, 2019 at Tidelands Georgetown Memorial Hospital, Georgetown, SC. Funeral services were held on December 13, 2019 at First Calvary Missionary Baptist Church, Rev. Dr. Lorenzo Smalls, Sr., pastor.

Mrs. Green was born on May 15, 1967 in Georgetown, SC, the beloved daughter of Mrs. Merline Player Nelson and late Mr. Leroy Rush. Affectionately known as “Vernie”, she was educated in Georgetown County public schools where she attended Howard High School. She attended First Calvary Missionary Baptist Church, where she sang as a member of the Vereen Choir, for spiritual inspiration and praise. Having had a strong work ethic, she worked in the hospitality industry for over thirty-years. She retired due to her ongoing battle with breast cancer.

Vernata was united in marriage to her childhood sweetheart, the late Mr. Fredrick Green.

Surviving are her mother and step-father, Merline and James Nelson of Georgetown, SC; her siblings, Patricia Rush Williams, Ronald McCants, Tracy McCants, Carol McCants, Franklin McCants, and Willa Funnye, all of Georgetown, SC, Jeanette Johnson, Boston, MA, Leola Rush, Dover, DE, and Johnny Rush, New York, NY. Funeral services entrusted to Wilds Funeral Home, LLC.

Victoria Gibson Rodgers

Victoria Gibson Rodgers died on December 6, 2019 at Blue Ridge Nursing Center, Georgetown, SC. Funeral services were held on December 12, 2019 at Greater St. Stephen A.M.E. Church, Rev. Dr. Carl Anderson, pastor.

Mrs. Rodgers was born on April 12, 1925 in Georgetown, SC, to Mr. Joseph Gibson, Sr. and Mrs. Rosetta Campbell Gibson. Affectionately known as “Vic”, she graduated from Howard High School. At Allen University, Columbia, SC, she earned the Bachelor of Science Degree in 1950. She did further study toward a Master’s Degree at South Carolina State College, Orangeburg, SC. At an early age, Vic joined Greater St. Stephen A.M.E. Church and was a member of the Palmetto A.M.E. Conference Choir. Victoria was married to the late Mr. Leroy Rodgers. She was later joined in holy wedlock to Mr. Walter L. Blake, Sr., (now deceased). She taught in the public schools of Georgetown County for six years, and for twenty-five years, taught elementary school in Hemingway, SC, before retiring. Mrs. Rodgers was a member of several organizations including: charter member of the First Daughter of the Elks, The Rubies Charm Temple No. 1082 (named by her), and Rose of Sharon, OES. She donated much of her time working at voting poll No. 7, and was dedicated to helping the west end community .

Surviving are her daughter, Mary F. Cyrus of New York, NY; her sister, Jodell Bessellieu of New York, NY; a nephew she reared, Dr. Lorenza W. Johnson of Richardson, TX. Funeral services entrusted to Wilds Funeral Home, LLC.

Leola Tucker Gadson

Leola Tucker Gadson died on December 3, 2019 in Georgetown, SC. Funeral services were held on December 9, 2019 at First Calvary Missionary Baptist Church, Rev. Dr. Lorenzo Smalls, Sr., pastor.

Mrs. Gadson was born on May 15, 1919, in Georgetown, SC, a daughter of Mr. Robert Seymore Tucker and Mrs. Susan Smalls Tucker. She received her education in the public schools of Georgetown County. In early youth, she was a member of First Calvary Missionary Baptist Church, where the family worshiped. In 1938, Mrs. Gadson was united in holy matrimony to the late Mr. John Gadson. Their union was blessed with the birth of a daughter. For several years until retirement, she was employed in private homes as a skilled domestic caregiver and nanny. Mrs. Gadson also sang as a member of the Daughters of Zion, and was affiliated with the New Hope Charity Lodge Chapter #343, Order of the Eastern Star.

Surviving are her daughter, Geraldine G. Britton of Georgetown, SC; granddaughters, Janieth Kendrick (Percival), and Barbara Cone (Jaronamo); great-grandchildren, Cory Johnson (Christina), James Johnson (Christina), Alexandria Cone, and Christopher Kendrick; great-great grandchildren, Carmela Johnson and Caleb Johnson. Funeral services entrusted to Wilds Funeral Home, LLC.

Marie Emily Smith Small

Marie Emily Smith Small died on December 3, 2019 at the Medical University of Charleston, SC. Funeral services were held on December 10, 2019 at Wilds Courtyard Chapel conducted by Elder David Grayson, pastor of Open Bible Tabernacle.

Mrs. Small, was born on September 4, 1952 in Charleston, SC, to Mr. Clarence Patrick Smith, Sr., and Mrs. Edna Huggins Smith. She was educated in the Charleston County Public School System, where she graduated from Charles A. Brown High School in 1970. Marie later furthered her studies at Baptist College of Charleston. On January 1, 1992, Marie was united in holy matrimony to the late Mr. Joseph Small. In early youth, she attended Ebenezer A.ME. Church, where the family worshiped. As an adult, she attended Open Bible Tabernacle. For thirty years, until retiring in 2000, Marie was employed as a Librarian with the Georgetown County Public Library.

Surviving are her siblings, Clarence Patrick Smith, Jr. (Cathy), Columbia, SC, John Joseph Smith and Clarice Laverne Smith, North Charleston, SC; nieces: Laquinta Smith and Nakia Smith, North Charleston, SC, Edelena S. Butler (Michael), Goose, Creek, SC; nephew, John Joseph Prioleau (Shelley), Winston Salem, NC. Funeral services entrusted to Wilds Funeral Home, LLC.

Luit Lester Woodberry

Luit Lester Woodberry died on December 6, 2019 at Tidelands Georgetown Memorial Hospital, Georgetown, SC. Funeral services were held on December 14, 2019 at Open Bible Tabernacle Church, Elder David Grayson, pastor.

Mr. Woodberry was born on February 2, 1975 in Georgetown, SC, to Mr. Lester Woodberry and Mrs. Effie Grayson Woodberry. Affectionately known as “Tee” or “Quartershot”, he was a graduate of Andrews High School’s Class of 1995. He was also a member of the Masonic Lodge Golden #441 and the Holy Royal Choppee Chapter #52. Mr. Woodberry was employed in transportation logistics, where he gained respect among his fellow truck driving peers. Woodberry Trucking was not just a job, but his passion, and dream to own and drive a truck.

Surviving are his wife, Amira Hutchinson Woodberry, Georgetown, SC; his children, Avivica Woodberry and Amir Woodberry; his mother, Effie Woodberry, Georgetown, SC; his siblings, Shanieka McCullough, Atara Hutchinson, Robert Woodberry, and AlunzoWoodberry, Georgetown, SC; grandmother, Dorothy Ford; mother-in-law, Vivian Hutchinson; Funeral services entrusted to Wilds Funeral Home, LLC.