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Yolanda Gamble

Yolanda Maria Alston Gamble died on November 9, 2018 in Georgetown, SC. Funeral services were held on November 15, 2018 at Greater St. Stephen African Methodist Episcopal Church, Rev. Dr. Carl L. Anderson, pastor.

Mrs. Gamble was born January 15, 1967 in Georgetown, SC, to the marital union of Mrs. Thomesena Kinlaw Alston and Mr. Johnny Alston. She was an active member of Greater St. Stephen A.M.E. Church. Yolanda graduated from Georgetown High School in 1985. She earned the Associate of Business Degree from Mansfield College in San Antonio, Texas. For over fourteen years she was employed as a clerical/nurse assistant in the Ob/Gyn Units of Tidelands Georgetown Memorial Hospital and Tidelands Waccamaw Health Hospital in Georgetown County. For thirty years, she was united in marriage to Mr. Ronald Gamble. Together, they shared life and love in the rearing of two children.

Surviving are her husband, Ronald Gamble, Georgetown, SC; her sons, Cessay Gamble, Georgetown, SC and Shannon Gamble, Charlotte, NC; her siblings, Wanda Lawyer, Derek Alston, Johnny Alston, Travis Alston, Georgetown, SC, Devun Harrison, Jacksonville, FL, Creola McClain, Andrews, SC, Chenell Linen, Columbia, SC, and Bernadette Franklin, Georgetown, SC. Funeral services entrusted to Wilds Funeral Home, LLC.

Verdelle Gamble

Verdelle Gwendolyn Reed Gamble died on November 5, 2018 at Mt. Sinai Hospital in New York. Funeral services were held on November 16, 2018 at First Calvary Missionary Baptist Church, Rev. Dr. Lorenzo Smalls, Sr., pastor.

Mrs. Gamble was born on September 10, 1946 in Georgetown, SC, a daughter of Mr. Oliver Reed and Mrs. Mattie Palmer Reed. Her secular education was received in the public schools of Georgetown County. After graduation from high school, she moved to New York. There, Verdelle married her high school sweetheart, the late Mr. Clarence Martin Gamble. Their union was blessed with three daughters. For several years, she worked with Dickard Widder Textiles Company as a sample maker, until retiring in 1998, and returning to Georgetown. She was also an active member of First Calvary Missionary Baptist Church.

Surviving are her children, Nicole Gamble of New York, Amanda Hakim-Peterson of North Carolina, and Michelle Clark of Virginia; eight grandchildren, Alexander, Asha, Kenneth, Jarod, Danea, Capri, Kendrell, Suhaylah; her sister, Mary Lou Reed, Georgetown, SC; Funeral services entrusted to Wilds Funeral Home, LLC.

Edward Grant

Pastor Edward Grant died October 30, 2018 at Cape Fear Valley Medical Center, Fayetteville, NC. Funeral services were held on November 6, 2018 at Mt. Zion A.M.E. Church, Rev. Willie Holmes, pastor. The eulogist was Dr. Stan Harris of Dallas, TX.

Pastor Grant was born on September 20, 1957 in Georgetown, SC, a son of Mr. Alex Wright and Mrs. Daisy Grant Collington. His parents, and a brother, Sam, all preceded him in death. He graduated from Howard High School in 1976. Shortly thereafter, in 1977, Edward joined the United States Army, serving until he received an honorable discharge. Pastor Grant furthered his studies at Hyles Anderson College in Crown Point, IN. He later received his Associate Degree in Theology. In 1978, he married his high school sweetheart, the former Miss Cynthia McCray. To this union, they were blessed with four children. For over twenty years, he worked with the Cumberland County North Carolina School System in their paint department. For over thirty years of dedication, Pastor Edward Grant has been a faithful Servant of God, who lived and shared God's word.

Surviving are his wife, Cynthia Grant, Fayetteville, NC; his children; Edmond Grant, Timothy Grant, Justice Grant, and Charity Grant, all of Fayetteville, NC; his siblings, Isaac Collington, Jr., Socastee, SC, Frances Simmons, Joseph Collington, and Rita Ann Alston, all of Georgetown, SC. Funeral services entrusted to Wilds Funeral Home, LLC.

Mary Herman

Mary Elizabeth Williams Herman died on November 8, 2018 in Georgetown, SC. Funeral services were held on November 13, 2018 at First Calvary Missionary Baptist Church, Rev. Dr. Lorenzo Smalls, Sr., pastor.

Mrs. Herman was born in Rosehill, North Carolina on February 20, 1929 to the marital union between Mr. Jerry Williams and Mrs. Rosie Pigfoot Williams.Her secular education was received in the public schools of Duplin County, NC. She was united in marriage to the late Mr. Issac Brown, Sr. Their union was blessed with the births of fifteen children. In the late 1960's, Mary joined First Calvary Missionary Baptist Church, and remained faithfully. For over twenty-four years, until retirement, Mary was employed with Georgetown Memorial Hospital's Dietary Department. She later attended Georgetown Senior Citizen Center.

Surviving are her daughters, Maxine Grant, Rosie B. Ross, Susan B. Myers, all of Georgetown, SC, Carolyn Brown, Myrtle Beach, SC, and Diane B. Hall of Washington, DC; her sons, Herbert M. Brown, Washington, DC, Isiah Brown, Georgetown, SC, James Brown, Louis Brown, Richard A. Brown, all of Myrtle Beach, SC; step-son, Richard "Rick" Brown, Conway, SC; her siblings, Wayne Robert Williams, Clinton, NC, Maxine Williams of Newbury, NY. Funeral services entrusted to Wilds Funeral Home, LLC.

William Inabinet

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William Inabinet

William Burness "Bill" Inabinet, 70, of Georgetown, South Carolina and Lexington, South Carolina, entered into eternal peace on November 19, 2018 in Lexington, South Carolina. Bill was born in Charleston, South Carolina on July 9, 1948, a son of the late Charles E., and the late Betty Semken Inabinet.

A visitation was held on Friday, November 23, 2018 from 10-11 a.m. at Radius of Lexington at 300 W Main Street Lexington, SC 29073. A funeral service followed at 11 a.m. On Saturday, November 24, 2018, a visitation was held from 10-11 a.m. at Graham Funeral Home at 2200 S Fraser Street Georgetown, SC 29440. A funeral service followed at 11 a.m. Burial was at Prince George Episcopal Church.

Bill was a retired metal and fabrication salesman. He attended Winyah High School graduating in 1965. Bill went on to earn a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration in 1970 from the University of South Carolina.

He was an extremely devoted father, loyal friend, and trusted colleague. A faithful USC Alumni and fan, he was passionate about Gamecock sports, especially football and baseball. He loved fishing, hunting, boating on Lake Murray, and spending time with his children and grandchildren. An avid golfer, he played and placed in many local golf tournaments.

Survivors include one son, Christopher Scott Inabinet (Sally) of Lexington, two daughters, Kimberley (Rozie) Lake (Mason) of Clarksburg, West Virginia; Angela Rozell of Soddy Daisy, Tennessee; one sister, Susan Inabinet Dorton of Lexington. Grandchildren Kirstin Gunter (Garret), Clayton and Lauren Inabinet, Stike, Keaton, and Jamie Paradeses, Noah and Emilie Lake, Christopher Griffith (Nina), and Ashley Padlo (Brent); one aunt Cecilia Semken of Charleston, and one uncle Arthur Semken of Charleston; five great grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

Bill will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved him. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that memorials be made to University of South Carolina Athletic Department at University of South Carolina, Office of Gift Processing, 1027 Barnwell Street, Columbia, SC 29208 or online at www.sc.edu.

Shirley Knowlin

Mrs. Shirley Snow Knowlin died on November 2, 2018 at Tidelands Georgetown Memorial Hospital, Georgetown, SC. Funeral services were held on November 9, 2018 at New Light Missionary Baptist Church, Reverend Weston Burgess, pastor.

Mrs. Knowlin was born June 26, 1945 in Georgetown, SC, to Ms. Frances Sanders. She was lovingly reared by Mr. and Mrs. Luther and Isa Bell Snow. Affectionately known as "Mary Lee", Shirley was educated in the Georgetown County Public School System, where she graduated from Howard High School in 1963. For many years until retirement, she worked in Myrtle Beach, SC. Since early youth, Shirley was a devoted member of New Light Missionary Baptist Church, where the family worshiped.

Surviving are her sons: Ricky Lonezell Snow, Georgetown, SC, Franklin Leon Snow (Tina) Marrietta, GA, Nachaamyah Yashurun, also known as Darius Knowlin (Ashi), Ascalon, Isreal, and Larkeit Lamon Knowlin of Georgetown, SC; four sisters: Ruth North of Fayetteville, NC, Annie McGainey of Sumter, SC; Roxie Giles (Eddie) and Elizabeth Bennett of Georgetown, SC. Funeral services entrusted to Wilds Funeral Home, LLC.

Casey Altman Mau

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Casey Altman Mau

Casey Elizabeth Altman Mau Passed away on Saturday, November 24, 2018 at age 25. Beloved wife, daughter and sister, her vivacious spirit will be forever felt by her loving family, many friends and generous community. Casey was born on November 18, 1993 in Georgetown, South Carolina to Alan and Betsy Altman.

She was a Property Manager at The Georgetown Agency. Prior to that, she worked at the Saint Frances Humane Society; a cause that was near and dear to her heart. She loved all animals and helped not only her critters but all of her friends and family.

Casey was true to herself and had a passion for life; including horseback riding, tennis, softball, beach volleyball, kayaking and paddle boarding. She proudly held 3 tennis State Championship Rings and 1 softball State Championship Ring. She was happiest around her family and friends in the creek, ocean and river as well as being with her loving horses, Rodeo and Lady.

Casey's giving soul wanted to help everyone and everything. Her life will continue to be honored and treated with respect through many recipients who she was able to help on this Thanksgiving weekend.

She is survived by her mother, Betsy W. Altman, Sister Sarah A. Weston with Dalton Weston, Nephew Tripp Weston and Niece Palmer Weston, Brother Alex Altman, her husband Mark Mau and many loving aunts, uncles and cousins,. She was preceded in death by her father Alan Stacey Altman. Casey was a graduate of Waccamaw High School and attended Coker College on a Tennis Scholarship. She was a woman full of life. Her outgoing generous love was a symbol of her caring, devoted, wild soul.

Casey was a woman of family tradition and love.

The visitation was held at the Pawleys Island Chapel where she and her sister took up offering for over 20 years during the summer Sunday Service. A memorial service was held on Monday, November 26, 2018 at Duncan Memorial United Methodist Church in Georgetown.

Casey was a strong advocate for organ donation and passionate about many organizations for helping people and animals including horse rescue organizations. The two most important to her were SC Humane Society and Sharing Hope SC.

Donations may be made to St Francis Humane Society at 125 Ridge Street, Georgetown SC 29440 or We are Sharing Hope SC at 3950 Faver Place, Suite 400, North Charleston, SC 29405.

An online guestbook is available at www.goldfinchfuneralhome.com

Goldfinch Funeral Home, Litchfield/Pawleys Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

Floria Sanders

Floria Sanders died on November 15, 2018 in Georgetown, SC. Funeral services were held on November 20, 2018 at St. Paul African Methodist Episcopal Church Sampit, Rev. Kelly Spann II, pastor.

Ms. Sanders, was born on October 9, 1948 in Georgetown County, SC, to the marital union of Mr. Dodie Sanders, Sr. and Mrs. Malzena Davis Sanders. Affectionately known as "Cool Flo", she was educated in the public schools of Georgetown County and graduated from Rosemary High School in Andrews, SC. She worked in various capacities throughout her life including with the International Paper Corporation Housekeeping Department. Floria was blessed with the birth of a daughter, Sonya. And later, the births of her beloved grandchildren. She also lovingly reared a niece, Marquita Montague, as her own. At an early age, she joined St. Paul A. M.E. Church, Sampit Community, where the family worshiped.

Surviving are her daughter, Sonya Sanders, Georgetown, SC; her siblings, Anchie Sanders, Andrew Davis, and Ernest Sanders, all of Georgetown, SC, and Ezekiel Sanders, of Cherry Hill, NJ. Funeral services entrusted to Wilds Funeral Home, LLC.

Norman Sargent

Norman Lee Sargent died on November 10, 2018 in Greenville, SC. Funeral services were held on November 16, 2018 at Singleton Chapel African Methodist Episcopal Church, Rev. Michael Burgess, pastor

Mr. Sargent was born on November 25, 1952 in Georgetown, South Carolina. He was the oldest child of Jim O'Neil and Mary Anderson Sargent. Norman attended and earned his High School Diploma with training in textile from South Carolina School for the Deaf And Blind in Spartanburg, SC.He began employment with Oneita Knitting Mill in Andrews, SC. Norman relocated to Greenville, SC, where he later gained his most current employment at T.J. Maxx/Marshalls Retail Store. He was also a member of Singleton Chapel A.M.E. Church.

Surviving are his parents, Jim Sargent and Mary Sargent, Georgetown, SC; two sisters, Rev. Barbara S. Green, M.Div. (Archie), Memphis, TN, and Cynthia M. Sargent, Atlanta, GA; one brother, Jerome Dennis Sargent (Renee) of Atlanta, GA. Funeral services entrusted to Wilds Funeral Home, LLC.

Nancy Welch

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Nancy Welch

Nancy Sue Holshouser Welch, 82, wife of Francis Oneal Welch passed away Monday, November 19, 2018 at her residence.

A memorial service was held on Saturday, November 24, 2018 at Graham Funeral Home Chapel at 1 p.m.

Born on November 12, 1936 in Rockwell, North Carolina, she was a daughter of the late Marvin Luther Holshouser and Glenna Lentz Holshouser.

Mrs. Welch was of Lutheran faith and played the organ and piano at Wayne Methodist Church. She was a music major at Lenoir-Rhyne College and was named Miss Lenoir-Rhyne while she was there. She taught piano lessons and retired from Waccamaw Elementary in Conway. In her free time, she enjoyed gardening, traveling, and spending time with friends and family.

Surviving in addition to her husband of 25 years, are two daughters, Carla Tharpe of Myrtle Beach and Juliana R. Gregory (William) of Georgetown; three stepchildren, Terry Welch (Susan) of Johnsonville, Al Welch of Florence, and Michelle Strickler of Columbia; three grandsons, Craig Burton of Tennessee, Kyle Burton of Myrtle Beach, and William Gregory, Jr. of Georgetown; two great grandchildren; two sisters, Peggy Thomes (Joe) and Patsy Beliveau (George) all of North Carolina.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a brother Bobby Holshouser.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Embrace Hospice of Myrtle Beach at 175 Village Center Boulevard Myrtle Beach, SC 29579.

Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.grahamfuneralhome.org. Arrangements by Graham Funeral Home 843-527-4419.

Cecil Williams Sr.

Cecil Williams, Sr. died on November 18, 2018 at Tidelands Georgetown Memorial Hospital, Georgetown, SC. Funeral services were held on November 24, 2018 at Arnett African Methodist Episcopal Church, Rev. Winston T. Jones, pastor.

Mr. Williams was born on March 21, 1949 in Georgetown, SC, the seventh child of Reverend Elmore Williams, Sr. and Mrs. Carlethia Dentley Williams. He was educated in the Georgetown County Public Schools System, where he attended Howard High School. Cecil furthered his education as a Job Corps Culinary Arts student. His adept knowledge of cuisine led him to experience meaningful employment in various restaurants throughout the food service industry. As a young man, he began attending Arnett A.M.E. Church.

Surviving are his mother, Mrs. Carlethia Williams, Georgetown, SC; his children, Ulander Giles, Tacoma Park, MD and Benvenuto Williams, Baltimore, MD, Cecil Williams, Jr., Georgetown, SC, Tallasa Williams, Atlanta, GA and Cecilianna Thompson of Conway, SC;his siblings, Marva Bryant, Nashville, TN, James Williams, Mt. Pleasant, SC, Elmore Williams, Jr., Seattle, WA, Ashley Williams and Gerald Williams, all of Georgetown, SC, Cheryl Booth, Nashville, TN, Bridget V. Sledge, Columbia, SC. Funeral services entrusted to Wilds Funeral Home, LLC.