Andrew Dwyer

Andrew Dwyer obit

Andrew Dwyer

Andrew "Drew" Michael Dwyer, 40, died Thursday, June 6, 2019, at his residence in Newtown, CT.

Mr. Dwyer was born December 6, 1978, in Beaufort Naval Hospital in SC, a son of John Patrick Dwyer and Margaret "Dede" Daniels Padgett. He graduated from high school in Columbus, WI, and attended William Patterson University in Wayne, NJ. After graduation from high school, he entered the Marine Corps. He was a decorated Marine Corps veteran and former CIA Operative. As a Marine, he was assigned to the Presidential Security Force Detachment, the Pentagon as a public affairs representative. He received a congressional nomination to assist on the Government Reform Committee for Congressman Joe Scarborough and Dan Burton.

In the CIA he participated in clandestine operations across five continents during a 10-year tenure. In addition to his military service, Mr. Dwyer was a published author and businessman. He recently trained as a volunteer firefighter for the Newtown Hook and Ladder Fire Department.

Drew was an animal advocate. While overseas, Drew was particularly drawn to care for war injured dogs. He volunteered at the Danbury Animal Welfare Society in Bethel, CT, where he cared for and trained shelter dogs. He loved New York City and loved to call it his second home. He played for the Virginia Rage in Loudoun Co, VA. during the 2003 and 2004 seasons as a cornerback on defense. He is predeceased by his maternal grandparents, Mac and Margaret Daniels and his, paternal grandparents, John and Anne Dwyer. Surviving are: his wife, Francesca LaRosa Dwyer of Newtown, CT. his mother, Margaret Daniels Padgett (Marion) of Georgetown; his father, John Patrick "Jack" Dwyer of Madison, WI; two brothers, J. Patrick Dwyer, Jr. (Karen) of Sun Prairie, WI; and Scott D. Dwyer (Erin) of Georgetown; five nieces and nephews, Cole, Kate, Cam, Alexys and Ashtyn.

Funeral Services will be at 3 p.m. Saturday afternoon, June 15, 2019, at First Baptist Church. Officiating is the Rev. Dr. Ted A. Sherrill. Burial will follow in Pennyroyal Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends prior to the service on Saturday in the Church Parlor from 2 until 3 p.m.

Please sign a guestbook at: The family suggests memorials to: Paws for Purple Hearts, 102101 Old Redwood Hwy., Penngrove, CA 94951 or the charity of one's choice. The Georgetown Chapel of Mayer Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Ester Johnson  

Mrs. Ester Mae Duncan Johnson died on June 1, 2019, at Tidelands Georgetown Memorial Hospital in Georgetown, South Carolina. Funeral services were held on June 6, 2019, at St. Paul A.M.E. Church Sampit, Rev. Kelly Spann II, pastor.

Mrs. Johnson , daughter of Mr. Herman Duncan and Mrs. Norine Davis Duncan, was born on February 17, 1930, in Georgetown County, SC. She was educated in the public schools of Georgetown County, and later worked diligently in various capacities throughout her life.

At an early age, she professed her faith in Jesus Christ and joined St. Paul A.M.E. Church where she was a faithful member. Most recently, she lovingly received the "Oldest Mother of the Year" award. She was also a member of the Eastern Star New Hope Chapter No. 343, and Ruth Tent No. 149.

On May 28, 1949, Mrs. Johnson was united in holy matrimony to her beloved husband, Mr. Franklin Johnson. Together, this union was blessed with seven children, and the rearing of an additional five. Surviving are her husband of 70 years, Mr. Franklin Johnson Sr.; her children, Queen James, Wendell Johnson, Francestina Gaither, Roddy Johnson, Timothy Johnson, Clemmy Johnson, Teddy Grant, Latausha Stafford, Gregory Johnson, Antonio James, Annett Bennett, Jessie Bennett; her siblings, Jerome Duncan and Rosa Bell Moore. Funeral services entrusted to Wilds Funeral Home, LLC.

Mallorie Martin 

Mallorie Anastasia Martin, 20, passed away Wednesday, May 29, 2019, at the Medical University of South Carolina. Born on December 14, 1998, in Georgetown, she was a daughter of Michael Patrick Martin and Myrtie Ivy Smith-Martin.

Mallorie lived life to the fullest and enjoyed playing softball and swimming. With a heart of gold and a great personality, Mallorie was always smiling regardless of what she was going through. Survivors include her mother and father of Georgetown; maternal grandparents, Richard L. Smith and Linda B. Smith of Georgetown; one son, Canaan L. Bone of Georgetown; one sister, Madison Paige Martin of Georgetown; a special uncle and aunt that Mallorie thought of as her second parents, Bosco Martin and Joetta Martin of Georgetown; two other uncles, Richie Smith (Tara) of Macedonia and Alex Smith (Kate) of Georgetown; two aunts, Jerry Nell Martin of Georgetown and Donna Hall (David) of Conway; one special great aunt, Geraldine Griffin (Jesse) of Georgetown; first cousins, Nichole Crosby of Georgetown, Ava Grace Hall of Conway, Kirstin Smith of Georgetown, Katie Sam Smith of Charleston, Marshall Smith of Georgetown and Ridge Smith of Georgetown; cousins, Samantha Stuckey (Raynard) of Georgetown, Raychel Stuckey of Georgetown, Elizabeth Long (John) of Surfside Beach, JW Long of Surfside, Brittany Long of Surfside Beach, Jordyn Long of Surfside Beach, Lovie Long of Surfside Beach, Jour ney Long of Surfside Beach, Kevin Martin (Debbie) of Conway, Lindsey McDowell (Derrick) of Conway, Payton McDowell of Conway and Emmett McDowell of Conway.

She was preceded in death by paternal grandparents Willie Chap Martin, II and Ernestine S. Martin; great uncle and aunt, Hoyt Martin and Hilda Martin; and a cousin, Kyle Martin.

Funeral services were held at 3 p.m. Saturday, June 1, 2019, at Eastside Free Will Baptist Church of the Pentecostal Faith with Rev. Jack Todd officiating. Burial followed in Pennyroyal Memorial Gardens. The family received friends from 1:30 p.m.- 2:30 p.m. Saturday in the Fellowship Hall at Eastside Free Will Baptist Church of the Pentecostal Faith. Online condolences may be left at

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

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Ferol Matthews 

Ferol Louise Teel Matthews, 62, widow of Kenneth Merldon Matthews Jr., died Friday, June 07, 2019, at her residence.

Mrs. Matthews was born December 11, 1956, in Georgetown, a daughter of the late James Elbert Teel and Dorothy "Dot" Frances Owens Teel.

She grew up in Georgetown and graduated from Howard High School in 1975 as Salutatorian of her class. Mrs. Matthews earned an associated degree in business from Horry/Georgetown Technical College.

She was a past member of Saint Mary our Lady of Ransom Catholic Church and a member of Ringle Heights Baptist Church. Mrs. Matthews was a retired bookkeeper for the Georgetown County School District. She met her sweetheart when she was 12 and they were married on November 8, 1975. She never met a stranger, her laugh was infectious, and she had a great sense of humor. Ferol loved the south end of Pawleys Island where she spent as much time as possible and was an avid horse lover. Mrs. Matthews was most loving to her grandchildren and her beloved pet dog "BoBo."

In addition to her parents and husband, Mrs. Matthews is predeceased by; a daughter, Keli Matthews and two brothers, James E. Teel, II and Joseph L. Teel,

Surviving are: a daughter, Meredith Matthews Freeman (Les) of Florence and a son, Ken Matthews (Carla) of Georgetown; a sister, Pamela Cameron (Harry) of Andrews; two brothers, Tony Teel (Jan) and Patrick Teel both of Georgetown; a mother-in-law, Joyce Matthews; seven grandchildren, Merle, Evan Cole, Brent, Alex, Matt-Matt, Andrew and Ethan; significant other, Ed Stevens of Georgetown; and a number of nieces and nephews.

Memorial Services will be 2 p.m. Wednesday, June 12, 2019, at the Georgetown Chapel of Mayer Funeral Home. Officiating will be the Rev. Chris Giles. Burial will follow in Penneyroyal Memorial Gardens.

The family will receive friends prior to the service on Wednesday at the funeral home from 1 p.m. until two p.m.

The family suggests memorials to: Hope Lodge, 269 Calhoun St, Charleston, SC 29401 or Amedisys Hospice, 391 Seaboard St. Unit 6, Myrtle Beach, SC 29577.

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

Alfred Scott Jr.

Alfred Scott Jr. died on June 1, 2019, in Georgetown, South Carolina. Memorial Services were held on June 8, 2019, at Gospel Missionary Baptist Church, Rev. Elder B. Holmes, pastor.

Mr. Scott was born on November 16, 1950, in Columbia, SC, to the marital union between Mr. Alfred Scott Sr. and Mrs. Mary Rivers. After his parents passing, he was lovingly reared by Catherine Rivers, a slightly older niece. In 1969, he graduated from T.W. Josie High School, Augusta, GA.

As a United States Navy serviceman, he served his country ably having later received an honorable discharge.

Al loved music and began playing percussion and bass at a very early age. He was an integral member of a number of groups such as Mankynd, Moon Dust and later the Traveling Four. He also worked as a radio disc jockey at several stations in Columbia, SC, Sumpter, SC, Murrells Inlet, SC, Radio Baha'i and WLMC Radio in Georgetown, SC. During his marriage to the late Mrs. Shirley Samuel Scott, a daughter, Shameeka was born. On Feb. 18, 1989, Al was joined in holy matrimony to the former Miss Alberta Miller. Surviving are his wife of 30 years, Mrs. Alberta M. Scott; his children, Tracy Holloway, Ta'Meeka Epps, Janerica Delice and Shameeka Emanuel; additional treasured children, Roberta M. Norman, Jervonia Miller and Januarier Miller. Memorial services entrusted to Wilds Funeral Home, LLC.