Johnny James Alston died on May 8, 2019, at Grand Strand Medical Center in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. Funeral services were held on May 18, 2019, at Greater Gordon Chapel A.M.E. Church, Rev. Aundry Evans, pastor.
Mr. Alston was born on October 19, 1953, in Murrells Inlet, SC, the son of Mr. John Singleton and Mrs. Eula Mae Alston Beaty. He was reared by his grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Franklin and Annie Bell Alston. He was educated in the public schools of Georgetown County. In 1972, Johnny enlisted into the United States Army, serving his country admirably as a Blacksmith and Metal Works Apprentice. After receiving an honorable discharge, he later furthered his education at Horry Georgetown Technical College, where he earned an Associate's Degree as a Certified Electrician. For many years Johnny held varied employment positions including with Gary Peirce Electric Company.
Surviving are are his son, Johnny Lamar Alston, Sandy Springs, GA; his father, Mr. John Singleton, Murrells Inlet, SC; his siblings, James Beaty, Jersey City, NJ, Maxine Batie, New York, NY, Patricia Singleton-Young, and Gayle Alston, both of Murrells Inlet, SC, Jerome Singleton, Georgetown, SC, Bettye Singleton Phillips of Kentucky. Funeral services entrusted to Wilds Funeral Home, LLC.
Johnny Dalton "JD" Holmes, 69, departed this life Tuesday, May 14, 2019, at his residence.
Mr. Holmes was born the son of John Oliver Holmes and Mittie Lee Shokes Holmes on January 14, 1950. Though never having received training, he was a skilled mechanic in small and large engines. He was an avid outdoorsman and enjoyed hunting and fishing. He had a kind gentle spirit and a heart of gold.
He is survived by his siblings: Judy H. (Charles) Allen, David Holmes, and Jackie Lynn (Cindy) Holmes.
He was predeceased by: his parents; a sister, Vera H. (Robert) Burgess; and a brother, Donald Holmes.
A Graveside Service was held at 2 p.m., Friday, May 17, 2019, in the Sampit United Methodist Church Cemetery.
The Holmes family received family and friends prior to the service from 1 to 2 p.m. in the Sampit United Methodist Church.
Memorials may be made to: American Heart Association, National Center, 7272 Greenville Ave., Dallas, TX 75231 or Epilepsy Foundation, 8301 Professional Place W #230, Landover, MD 20785.
McKenzie Funeral Home is honored to serve the Holmes Family.
Stephen Truesdale Jr.
Stephen Lorenzo Truesdale Jr., 67, beloved husband of Sandra Ard Truesdale, passed away Saturday, May 4, 2019, in Pueblo, Colorado.
Mr. Truesdale was born the son of Stephen Lorenzo Truesdale and Corinthia Raye Rowell on April 24, 1952, in Hickory, NC. He worked in the steel industry for over 45 years and was a mentor, expert, and legacy of knowledge to many. His greatest love and enjoyment was spending time with his family and friends. He was a devoted husband, loving father, cherished grandfather, caring brother, and a loyal friend. His smile and laughter was contagious and he lived life with passion.
Steve married the love of his life, Sandra, on May 1, 1980. Their home was blessed with two children, Corey Truesdale Getson (Alexander) and Blair Ashley Truesdale (Selvin Martinez); and three grandchildren, Stevie, Gracie, and Kaia. He also leaves behind: two sisters, Stephanie T. Brooks and Cynthia T. Barnes.
He was predeceased by: his parents.
A Service Celebrating the Life of Steve Truesdale was held at 2 p.m. Friday, May 10, 2019, at the Georgetown First Assembly of God Church. Officiating was Rev. LaRell Strickland.
Family and friends joined the Truesdale family at a reception in honor of Steve immediately after the service at his homestead, 311 Indian Hut Road.
McKenzie Funeral Home is honored to serve the Truesdale Family.