Marshall Beam

Marshall Goodrich Beam, 75, of Murrells Inlet, SC, formerly of Charlotte, NC, passed away on February 21, 2019, after a brief stay in the hospital. His family was by his side as he peacefully went to be with his Lord.

Born in Charlotte, NC, Marshall was the son of the late Evangeline Garr and J. B. Orr.

Visitation will be at 6 p.m with the service following at 7 p.m., Friday, March 8, 2019, at the Burroughs Funeral Home, 3558 Old Kings Highway, Murrells Inlet, SC.

In lieu of flowers, the family would like memorials be made to Connie Maxwell Children's Home, P. O. Box 1178, Greenwood, SC. 29648-9989.

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Burroughs Funeral Home & Cremation Services of Murrells Inlet (843.651.1440) is assisting the family.

Vivian McCray

Vivian Davis McCray, 84, of Georgetown went home to be with the Lord on Saturday, February 23, 2019.

Funeral services were held 12 noon Thursday, February 28, 2019, at St. John AME Church in the Morrisville Community of Andrews, under the direction of McKnight-Fraser Funeral Homes.

Mrs. McCray was born July 15, 1934 to the late Henry Davis and the late Mary McKnight Davis. She was educated in the Public Schools of Williamsburg and Georgetown Counties. Vivian was a faithful member of St. John AME Church. She was extremely active and loved her church family. Vivian was employed with Curry's Cleaners of Georgetown, where she was a seamstress.

On January 14, 1956, she was joined in holy matrimony to the late Joseph McCray, Sr. This union was blessed with seven children.

Surviving are seven children, Wendell, Kirklen, Barney, Joseph, Jr., Sandy, Darwin and Sharon; twenty-four grandchildren, fourteen great-grandchildren; 2 brothers, Bethel and Willie Davis; 2 sisters, Lee Ella Davis and Dorothy Rhea Davis, and many other relatives and friends.

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Cephus Franklin III

Cephus Franklin III, died on February 19, 2019, at Tidelands Georgetown Memorial Hospital, Georgetown, SC. Funeral services were held on February 26, 2019, at Bethel A.M.E. Church, Rev. Dr. Betty Deas Clark, pastor. The eulogy was delivered by Rev. Carolyn Williams.

Mr. Franklin was born in Georgetown, SC, on December 22, 1959, to the marital union of the late Mr. and Mrs. Cephus and Edna Celestine Scott Franklin. At an early age, he became a member of Bethel A.M.E. Church. Affectionately known as "Little C", he graduated from Howard High School in 1978. Upon graduation, Mr. Franklin joined The United States Army and served his country admirably for four years, and was later given an honorable discharge. He was married to the former Miss Sharone Green. To this union, two sons were born, RaShad and Shaquille Franklin. In addition, he was father to another son, Trevon Franklin. Mr. Franklin gained employment with Daniel Construction, B & K and Brown and Root for over thirty years of dedicated service.

Surviving are his sons, RaShad Franklin, Shaquille Franklin, New Britain, CT, and Trevon Franklin, Lawrenceville, GA; his siblings, Avis F. Franklin-Grant, Marietta, GA, Mona D. Franklin Armstrong, Georgetown, SC and Stacey Merrill Franklin, Orangeburg, SC. Funeral services entrusted to Wilds Funeral Home, LLC.

Louisa Johnson

Louisa Ann Johnson died on February 18, 2019, in Georgetown, SC. Funeral services were held on February 25, 2019, at First Calvary Missionary Baptist Church, Rev. Dr. Lorenzo Smalls, Sr., pastor.

Ms. Johnson was born on December 29, 1960, in Georgetown, South Carolina, a daughter of Norman Tucker and Iona Johnson. "Lou", as she was affectionately called, received her education in the public schools of Georgetown and attended Howard High School. Foremost, in remembrance of her, is her love for others. Ms. Johnson was a caring mother to her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren, all of whom will miss her dearly. She cooked and cared for the sick and her doors were always open in welcome. Ms. Johnson was also faithful member of First Calvary Missionary Baptist Church, where she served on the missionary board, and was dutiful where needed.

Surviving are her children, Shanae Johnson, Raymoni Vazquez, and Hakeem Johnson, all of Georgetown, SC and Damien Johnson of Bennettsville, SC; her siblings, Catina and Tyrone Johnson (Tanya), all of Georgetown, SC. Funeral services entrusted to Wilds Funeral Home, LLC.

Joe Manick

Joe B. Manick died on February 19, 2019, at Tidelands Georgetown Memorial Hospital, Georgetown, SC. Funeral services were held on February 25, 2019, at Wilds Courtyard Chapel conducted by Rev. Jason Coakley, pastor of St. Peter Missionary Baptist Church.

Mr. Manick was born on June 18, 1944, in Georgetown, SC, a son of Mr. Jim Manick and Mrs. Ethel Anderson Manick. He received his early education in the public schools of Georgetown County. For numerous years of rendered service, until retirement, Mr. Manick was a dedicated employee with the former Seagull Golf Club, in Pawleys Island, SC. In 1990, he was joined in holy matrimony to his beloved Miss Virgina Grant (now deceased).

Surviving are his adopted daughter, Ebony Johnson of North Carolina; his step-children, John Duncan, Jr., of Georgetown, SC, James Duncan, Vera D. Smith, Gloria King, and Mary Lou Grate, all of Pawleys Island, SC, Eugene Hardy of Bishopville, SC, and Leon Smalls of Clifton, VA; his siblings: Jackson Manick and Clifton Manick, both of Brooklyn, NY, Frankey Manick and Catherine Harrell, both of Summerville, SC, Fred Manick, Tommy Manick, and Caroline Nesbit, all of Georgetown, SC. Funeral services entrusted to Wilds Funeral Home, LLC.

Walter Verner

Chairman Deacon Walter Raleigh Verner died on February 19, 2019, in Georgetown, SC. Funeral services were held on February 23, 2019, at Greater Bibleway Church of Georgetown, Bishop John Smith, Jr., pastor

Mr. Verner was born on April 17, 1942 in Hemingway, SC, to the union of the late Mr. Malachi Verner, Sr. and Mrs. Mary Ford-Verner. He was educated in the public schools of Georgetown County, SC, and was later employed with Bright Star Battery of New Jersey, for many years. Mr. Verner was a faithful member of the Greater Bible Way Church, in New Jersey. He also worked with Sealy Mattress Company for 12 years, while also managing his own floor waxing business. He was united in marriage for 55 years, to the former Miss Scarlet Yolanda Sperling. They were blessed with four daughters. Upon relocating to South Carolina, Mr. Verner joined the Greater Bible Way Church of Georgetown. He gained employment with the South Carolina Department of Transportation as a maintenance foreman, and later worked with the Georgetown County Recycling Center, until his health failed.

Surviving are his wife, Scarlet Verner, Georgetown, SC; his children, Gemerial Grayson, Georgetown, SC, Kimberly Fleetwood,Knightdale, NC, Kelly Verner, Mebane, NC and Johanna Verner of Georgetown, SC; his siblings, Dawn Verner, Genevia Sumter, Hemingway, SC, Inez Verner, Pawleys Island, SC, Addie Poe, Lithonia, GA and Mary Kinloch, Georgetown, SC. Funeral services entrusted to Wilds Funeral Home, LLC.

Horace Weathers

Mr. Horace Weathers died on February 16, 2019, in Georgetown, SC. Funeral services were held on February 22, 2019, at Bethel African Methodist Episcopal Church, Rev. Dr. Betty Deas Clark, pastor.

Mr. Weathers was born April 28, 1925, in Georgetown, SC, to union of the late Mrs. Lottie Green Weathers and Mr. Alonzo Weathers. He was lovingly reared by his grandparents, Maggie and Sabie Green. Horace completed his education in Georgetown County schools and entered the United States Army in 1942, where he fought at the battle of Normandy in WWII. Years later, he earned an honorable discharge. From 1946-2001, he was employed with Bellock Instrumental Company, New York, NY, until retirement. Horace married the former Miss Mary Louise Graham in 1956. Their union was blessed with three children. He was a member of Willis Avenue United Methodist Church, Bronx, NY, for many years. Mr. Weathers returned to Georgetown, SC in 2001 and joined Bethel A.M.E. Church. He was also a member of the Low Country Veteran's Group.

Surviving are his wife, Mary Louise Weathers, Georgetown, SC; his children, Deirdre "Dee Dee" Weathers and Vincent Weathers. both of Bronx, NY, and Franshone "Sheba" Weathers of Montclair, NJ. Funeral services entrusted to Wilds Funeral Home, LLC.

Paul Williams Sr.

Paul Williams Sr., died on February 15, 2019, at Lexington Medical Center Extended Care, Columbia, SC. Funeral services were held on February 21, 2019, at Lighthouse Of Jesus Christ, Bishop Floyd Knowlin, pastor. The service was conducted by Rev. Ronald McInnis, pastor of Mt. Olive A.M.E. Church.

Mr. Williams was born on May 28, 1951 in Georgetown, SC, to the marital union of the late Mr. Allen Williams and Mrs. Ruth Eaton Williams. He was lovingly reared by his paternal grandmother, Mrs. Rebecca Vanderhost Williams, and was educated in the Georgetown County Public School System. At an early age, Paul joined Mt. Olive A.M.E. Church of the South Island Community of Georgetown. For many years he worked at Parkhill and Goodloe Southern Dredging Army Corps of Engineers.

Paul was united in marriage to the former Miss Louise Kathleen Brave, who shared their love forever. Their union was blessed with one daughter Bakir Williams, of Columbia SC, three sons (and their spouses), Paul Williams, Jr. (Taneaka), Patrick Brave (Latosha), and Tyrone Brave all of Myrtle Beach SC. He is also survived by his siblings, Mr. Allen Wallace Williams and Ms. Jacqueline Williams. Funeral services entrusted to Wilds Funeral Home, LLC.

Marshall Goodrich Beam