William Earl Bonds, also known as “Nuke”, died on October 23, 2019 National Health Care Center in Garden City, SC. Funeral services were held on November 2, 2019 at Arnett A.M.E. Church, Rev. Winston T. Jones, pastor.
Mr. Bonds was born on November 18, 1949 in Georgetown, SC to Mr. William Bonds and Mrs. Ollie Wilson Bonds. He received his education in the public schools system of Georgetown County, SC. On June 12, 1971, William and the former Ms. Barbara Keith were joined in Holy Matrimony. Their union was blessed with three daughters. He joined Arnett A.M.E. Church in 2011 and was an active member of the Male Choir, Senior Choir and the Sons of Allen. He was devoted to his family and will always be remembered with admiration and love.
Surviving are his wife, Barbara of the home; his three daughters: Amanda, Nannette and Miya; a nephew he raised as a son, Trey; two sisters (spouses): Joyce White (James) of Augusta, GA; Vera Bonds and a brother, Johnny Bonds (Pearletha) all of Georgetown, SC; three sisters-in-law: Mary Heyward, Irvington, NJ, Ruby King, Roslyn, PA and Rebecca Keith of Georgetown, SC. Funeral services entrusted to Wilds Funeral Home, LLC.
David Britton, Sr.
David Britton, Sr. died on October 28, 2019 at Tidelands Georgetown Memorial Hospital, Georgetown, SC. Funeral services were held on November 1, 2019 at St. Paul A.M.E. Church, Rev. Kelly Spann II, pastor.
Mr. Britton was born on July 26, 1946 in New York, NY, to the marital union of Mr. James Britton, Sr. and Mrs. Lessie Darby Britton. He was educated in the public schools of New York and Pennsylvania, and was later employed with International Paper Company. On July 13, 1968, Mr. Britton was united in holy matrimony to the former Ms. Carolyn Griffin. Together, they were blessed with four children. Mr. Britton attended St. Paul A.M.E. Church in the Sampit Community, where the family worshiped. As “The Mayor of Sampit” as he was affectionately known, Mr. Britton volunteered his services to his beloved community. He was on the board of several organizations including The Sampit Community Organization. Mr. Britton was an active member of Sampit Lodge #429, where he served as Secretary since 1979, and in numerous other outside affiliations.
Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Carolyn G. Britton, Georgetown, SC; his children, David Britton, Jr., Georgetown, SC, Michael Britton, Columbia, SC, Russell Britton of Alaska, Celeste Britton, Myrtle Beach, SC, and Horace Jackson, Jr., of Chesterfield, VA; his siblings, Ms. Pearlie M. Duncan, and Ms. Dorthula “Dottie” Green. Funeral services entrusted to Wilds Funeral Home, LLC.
William David “Willie” French
William David “Willie” French, Georgetown, South Carolina, originally of New Zealand, passed away on August 27, 2019. Willie was born on March 1, 1951, the son of the late George and Marguerita Whitley French. Surviving are a brother, Ron French (Heather), three sisters, Elaine Vyle (Bruce), Florence Moxon (Paul), Dorothy Savage (Mike) and eight nieces and nephews, Sarah, Natalie, Kirsten, Ben, Caleb, David, Ezra, Deborah, Erana and Taina, all of New Zealand. In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by a nephew, Aaron French.
Willie was an expert wood craftsman and was the winner of the boat building competition at both, the Georgetown, SC and the Belfast, ME Wooden Boat Shows. He lived a full life that began in New Zealand, took him to the Iditarod in Alaska, down to California and delivered him to South Carolina, making many lifelong friends along the way.
There will be a Celebration of Life honoring Willie hosted at 805 Front Street in Georgetown, SC on Saturday, November 9, 2019 at 2 p.m.
Angela Celestine Harrell died on October 3, 2019 in Murrells Inlet, SC. Memorial services were held on November 2, 2019 at Bethesda Missionary Baptist Church, Rev. Alphonso N. Scott, M. Div., pastor.
Ms. Harrell was born August 24, 1950 to the marital union between George Anna Lawrence Harrell and Arthur Phillip Harrell. She was a faithful and dedicated lifetime member of Bethesda Missionary Baptist Church. Angela was educated through the Georgetown Public School System and graduated from Howard High School in 1969. She then matriculated to Voorhees College in Denmark, SC where she obtained a degree in Elementary Education. She was later employed as an educator with Georgetown County at Plantersville, Maryville and Sampit Elementary Schools. During this time she was able to impact the lives and help shape the future of numerous students.
Surviving are her daughters, Rasha Ford, Murrells Inlet, SC, and Kershell Ford, Greenville, SC; her siblings, Dorothy Harrell and Betty Louise Coe, both Georgetown, SC, Johnny Mae Byas, Flushing, NY, Maudest Oliver, Tenneck, NJ, John Harrell, Armond Beach, FL, Edward Philip Harrell, Brooklyn, NY, Bruce Harrell, Wilmington, NC, and Arthur Harrell, Jr., of Chandler, AZ. Memorial services entrusted to Wilds Funeral Home, LLC.
Annie Mae Gethers Johnson died on October 21, 2019 in Georgetown, SC.
Funeral services were held on October 26, 2019 at Mt. Zion African Methodist Episcopal Church, Rev. Willie Holmes, pastor. The eulogy was delivered by Rev. James Chattine, Sr.
Mrs. Johnson was born on April 12, 1946, in Georgetown County, SC, to Wesley Griffin and Mary Campbell Griffin. Shortly after birth, her mother passed away. She was then lovingly reared by her mother’s sister, Susan Gethers and her husband, Joe Gethers. She attended public schools in Georgetown County. Since early youth, Annie was a dedicated member of Mt. Zion A.M.E. Church. On October 9, 1964, she was united in marriage to the late Charles C. Johnson. Together, they were blessed with five children. As a dedicated homemaker, she would only work outside of the home two days per week at Pawleys Island Hammock Shop. Surviving are her children, Joseph E. Johnson, Richmond, VA, Michael L. Johnson and Eleanor Johnson, both of Georgetown, SC, and Stephanie Johnson of Sumter, SC; her siblings, Nathaniel Sheppard and Paula Price, both of Georgetown, SC, and Alene Amous of St. Stephen, SC. Funeral services entrusted to Wilds Funeral Home, LLC.
Captain Steve Johnson
Captain Steve Abner Johnson died on October 26, 2019 at Tidelands Georgetown Memorial Hospital, Georgetown, SC. Funeral services were held on November 1, 2019 at Howard Auditorium, conducted by Mr. Howard Rolle.
Captain Johnson was born on December 27, 1969 in Myrtle Beach, SC to Bobby Johnson and Mozella Gibson Johnson. He was a proud graduate of Georgetown High School Class of 1987. Captain Johnson was employed with the Georgetown County Board of Disabilities and Special Needs. His firefighting career began with the Columbia, SC Fire Department. He has since worked with the Georgetown County Fire & EMS, City of Georgetown Fire Department, and Agru America. He was also a CPR instructor and concealed carry instructor. Captain Johnson began his career with the Georgetown County Fire Department in 1994, and also volunteered for several years in the surrounding communities. He was the recipient of the Firefighter of the Year Award on two occasions. Captain Johnson was a man of deep faith, and his love for people was contagious and worthy of emulation.
Surviving are his parents Bobby and Mozella Johnson of Georgetown, SC; his children: Kristina Johnson, Steve A. Johnson, Jr., and Khadajha Johnson, all of Columbia, SC, and Justice Johnson of Georgetown, SC; a granddaughter A’Niyah Johnson; his sisters: Cathy Johnson, Columbia, SC, Barbara Johnson Burroughs of Clarksville, TN and Robin A. Johnson of Charlotte, NC. Funeral services entrusted to Wilds Funeral Home, LLC.
Terrell Daron McCray died on October 21, 2019 at Tidelands Georgetown Memorial Hospital, Georgetown, SC.
Funeral services were held on October 28, 2019 at Lighthouse of Jesus Christ, Bishop Dr. Floyd N. Knowlin, pastor.
Mr. McCray was born on May 9, 1986 in Georgetown, SC, to Enga W. Bonds and the late Frederick A. McCray. In early youth, he attended Arnett A.M.E. Church. Affectionately known as “Bigg Block”, Terrell was educated in the Georgetown County Public School System, where he graduated from Georgetown High School. In his early years, he played football and baseball. He furthered his education at Horry Georgetown Technical College. Terrell held several places of work experience, and was most recently employed with Food Lion of Pawleys Island, SC. He was a soft-spoken, and kind hearted individual. Surviving are his mother, Enga W. Bonds, Georgetown, SC; his siblings, Porchenette Drayton and Ebony Drayton-Joseph of New York, Frederick A. McCray, Jr., Breia Brown, and Lauren McCray, all of Georgetown, SC, and Tiffani McCray-Bentley of Fayetteville, NC; his grandmother, Janie M. McCray. Funeral services entrusted to Wilds Funeral Home, LLC.
George Milton died on October 18, 2019 at the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston.
Funeral services were held on October 26, 2019 at Dickerson A.M.E. Church, Rev. Elysa B. Syndab, pastor.
Mr. Milton was born on December 27, 1982, in Georgetown, SC to the marital union between the late Mr. William George Milton, Sr. and Mrs. Elizabeth Ann Williams Milton.
In early youth, he attended Dickerson A.M.E. Church, where the family worshipped. He graduated from Georgetown High School in 2002. He loved using his culinary skills and was certified through his working in many restaurants while residing in Wilmington, NC. He was most recently employed with Cricket Wireless, but was most known for his prior employment with George’s Restaurant, and Sunoco Gas Station. Surviving are his siblings: Cavatisha Milton (Troy), Krystal Milton (Melvin), and Cleveland Milton, all of Georgetown, SC, and Sgt. William George Milton, Jr. (Gloria), of Myrtle Beach, SC. Funeral services entrusted to Wilds Funeral Home, LLC.