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John Bourne

John Edward Bourne, 72, husband of Mary Odessa Elliott Bourne, died Wednesday, June 26, 2019, in MUSC Medical Center in Charleston.

Mr. Bourne was born Aug. 13, 1946, a son of the late John Durant Bourne and Effie May McRae Bourne. He grew up in Georgetown County and graduated from Andrews High School. Mr. Bourne was a retired employed of International Paper Co. and a member of the Quarter Century Club there.

He was also a member of the Low Country Daylily Club of Moncks Corner and the Georgetown Area Daylily Club, where he served as president. Mr. Bourne attended Black River Free Will Baptist Church.

Mr. Bourne coached high school and Little League Baseball. He also coached at Andrews Academy and coached the Puncheon Creek Ladies Softball team. Mr. Bourne had a love for cooking and animals of all types and enjoyed working in the garden. His garden was a Featured Garden for the National American Daylily Society.

In addition to his parents, Mr. Bourne was predeceased by: three brothers, Gerald Lavern Bourne, Carroll Durant Bourne, and Billy Burnette Bourne.

Surviving in addition to his wife of Andrews are: a son, Brian Bourne of Andrews; a step-daughter, Margie Wiles (George Dennis) of Jamestown; a sister, Libby Lambert of Georgetown; four grandchildren, Kalli Bourne, Erric Bourne, William Wiles (Janey), and Evan Wiles (Liz); and two great-granddaughters, Anna Wiles and Savannah Wiles.

Funeral Services were held Saturday morning, June 29, 2019, at Black River Free Will Baptist Church. Officiating was the Rev. Bruce Jones. Burial followed in Andrews Memorial Cemetery. The family received friends at the church on Saturday from 10 a.m. until 11 a.m.

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

Charlie Bryant

Charlie Leroy Bryant died June 21, 2019, at Tidelands Georgetown Memorial Hospital in Georgetown, South Carolina. Funeral services were held on June 28, 2019, at Wilds Courtyard Chapel conducted by Rev. Joe Canteen.

Mr. Bryant also lovingly known as “Charlie Brown”, was born on Dec. 21, 1940, in Georgetown, SC, to Ms. Viola Spain. He attended Georgetown County Public Schools, where he received most of his early education. Mr. Bryant was gainfully employed and worked most of his adult life at The Georgetown Steel Corporation, Carter’s Tile, and Georgetown Independent Seafood Company. He attended Bethesda Missionary Baptist Church faithfully every Sunday morning, where he received encouragement and strength in the early morning worship service.

Surviving are his siblings, Robert Jenkins (Barbara), and Aaron Orlando Jenkins (Michelle), all of Georgetown, SC, Ann Prince, Elsie Jenkins Rivers, and David Parker (Mary), all of New York, NY, and Dolores Ellis Maclean of Florida; a very special friend, Freada Green, and her daughters, Kenyatta Green and Michelle Green Johnson. Funeral services entrusted to Wilds Funeral Home, LLC.

Joseph Grant Jr.

Joseph Grant Jr. died on June 16, 2019, in Georgetown, South Carolina. Memorial services were held on June 25, 2019, at Hopewell Missionary Baptist Church, Rev. Levi Washington, pastor.

Mr. Grant was born on Feb. 28, 1942, in Brooklyn, NY, the son of Mr. Joseph Grant, Sr. and Mrs. Myrtle Moore Grant. He worked in logistics as a short and long distance truck driver while residing in New York City. On February 20, 1971, Joseph was united in holy matrimony to the former Miss Beatrice Bowens. Joseph was later employed with the Georgetown County Parks and Recreation Department for many years, until retirement.

Joseph worshiped as a member of Hopewell Missionary Baptist Church in the Choppee Community.

Surviving are his wife, Beatrice Grant, Georgetown, SC; his children, Joanna Hunter, Jeanine Parson, and Candice Grant, all of Georgetown, SC, Bridgette Brown, Long Island, NY, Kevin Grant, Walterboro, SC, Reginald Grant and Joseph Grant III, both of Charleston, WV; his sister, Teree Jones of Georgetown, SC; nine grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren. Memorial services entrusted to Wilds Funeral Home, LLC.

Bryan Maleckar

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Bryan Maleckar

Bryan Lee Maleckar, 61, of Georgetown, SC, passed away peacefully at home, June 25, 2019, after a difficult battle with lung cancer. He was born on Nov. 5, 1957, in Elizabeth, NJ, to the late John V. & Lois H. Maleckar and grew up in Springfield, NJ. In 1974, Bryan moved to Florence, SC, with his parents and graduated from Southside High School the following year. He attended Florence Darlington Tech, earning a certificate in electrical engineering. In 1980, Bryan moved to Georgetown and married his one true love, Katie Horan.

Bryan is survived by his wife of 39 years, Katie Maleckar of Georgetown; their daughter Aimee Salmon (Tony) Landolfi of Surfside, SC; brothers Jay (Suzanne) Maleckar, Bob (Linda) Maleckar, & Bill Maleckar, & sister Susan (Jim) Dean, of Florence, SC; brother Chris (MacKel) Maleckar of Ridgeville, SC; and brother Tom Maleckar of Vancouver, WA. He also leaves behind a host of nieces, nephews, great nieces, friends, friends who love him like family, and his cats.

Bryan enjoyed all things intellectual as well as all things artistic. He was an avid reader, a history buff, a self-taught guitar player, a singer, a self-taught painter, and a self-taught photographer. Bryan loved to learn and he loved to share the results of his learning. Of all of the hobbies Bryan loved, the one he loved most was sitting on the front porch visiting with anyone walking past. He loved Georgetown and all of the people that call Georgetown home. He was a beautiful spirit who touched the lives of so many people all over the world. His legacy is forever with us through the wonder of the internet where you can find samples of his music ( — BMaleckar — uploads), samples of his photography (Facebook — South Carolina Picture Project page — Bryan Maleckar), and samples of his paintings on the Facebook pages of his loved ones.

A funeral service will not be held but instead, the family plans to have a celebration of Bryan’s life later this year to share the beauty of his gifts with all. In lieu of flowers, please consider making a contribution in Bryan’s name to one of the following causes:

The Center for Birds of Prey, PO Box 1247, Charleston, SC 29402

Helping Hands of Georgetown, 1813 Highmarket Street, Georgetown, SC 29440

Cystic Fibrosis Foundation — South Carolina Chapter, 4151 Spruill Ave Suite 250, North Charleston, SC 29405

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

Samuel Mobley Jr.

Samuel “Sammy” Joseph Mobley Jr., 70, husband of Velma Brown Mobley, passed away June 27, 2019, at his residence in the Bloomingvale Community of Williamsburg County, surrounded by his family.

Mr. Mobley was born in Williamsburg County on May 5, 1949, a son of the late Samuel Joseph Mobley and Ella Vivian Smith Mobley. He grew up in the Bloomingvale Community of Williamsburg County and attended Kingstree High School. Mr. Mobley was the owner of Mobley Logging and retired six years ago due to health concerns. He raced horses in Florida and Kentucky and also helped establish the Kingstree Trials in Kingstree. He also had his own fox pens and did timed field trials. Mr. Mobley was a lifelong member of Bloomingvale Baptist Church. He was a loving husband, father, and grandfather.

In addition to his parents, Mr. Mobley was predeceased by two sisters, Janella Ard and Tammy Mobley.

Surviving, in addition to his wife of Andrews are: three daughters, Sandy Tilton (Sambo), Melodie Bone (Chris), and Crystal Blake (Wylie), all of Andrews; three sisters, Dale Mobley and Wanda Blakley, both of Andrews and Alicia Ogle (Ron) of Surfside; two brothers, Danny Mobley and Randy Mobley, both of Andrews; nine grandchildren, Elek Tilton (Courtney), Kelda Thomas, Sammie Jo Tilton, C. J. Bone, Allie Blake, Joseph Blake, John David Bone, Noah Blake, and Lillie Blake; and four great-grandchildren, Lane Tilton, Sawyer Tilton, Colden Thomas and Ean Thomas.

Funeral Services were held at 2 p.m. Sunday afternoon, June 30, 2019, in the Bloomingvale Baptist Church. Officiating was the Rev. David Mullins and Rev. J. W. Casselman. Burial followed the churchyard.

The family received friends Saturday evening from 6 until 8 at Bloomingvale Baptist Church

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The family suggests memorials to Bloomingvale Baptist Church, 7652 Thurgood Marshall Highway, Andrews, S. C. 29510

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