Mark Bath

Mark Maurice Bath, 61, passed away Wednesday, November 7, 2018 at Prince George Healthcare in Georgetown.

Mr. Bath was born in Georgetown on May 23, 1957, a son of the late Harold Thomas Bath and Gladys Delene Blakeley Bath. Mark grew up in Andrews and graduated from Andrews High School. His loving dog companion Heidi Rose brought Mark much joy and company.

Mark loved driving around Andrews in his car and each morning having coffee with one of his siblings. He was a loving son, brother and uncle and will surely be missed.

In addition to his parents of Andrews, he is predeceased by a nephew, Tommy Bath; and a sister-in-law, Patsy Bath.

Surviving are two sisters, Mary Frances Sowell (Henry) of Andrews and Gloria Westbrook (Frank) of Georgetown; two brothers, Harold Thomas “Habby” Bath (Jeannie Walker) of Andrews and John Daniel Bath (Martha) of Columbiana, Alabama; four nieces, April McEntire (Bill), Jan Rimmer (Dugger), Shanah Senica (Rob); and Emily Archer (Taylor); and three nephews, Daniel, Jason and Brandon Bath.

Funeral services will be private.

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In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial to: Trinity United Methodist Church, 205 S. Rosemary Ave., Andrews, SC 29510 or Duncan Memorial United Methodist Church, 901 Highmarket St., Georgetown, SC 29440

The Andrews Chapel of Mayer Funeral Home is honored to serve the family.

Isaih Cuttino

Isaih Cuttino died on November 4, 2018 at Roper Hospital in Charleston, South Carolina. Funeral services were held on November 10, 2018 at Moncks Corner Pentecostal Holiness Church, Reverend David Lawson, pastor.

Mr. Cuttino was born on January 22, 1941 in Georgetown County to Leroy Cuttino Sr., and Lilly Mae Rice Cuttino. He graduated from Choppee High School in 1959. After graduation he went to New York City. There he met his queen, Rebecca Evelyn Jefferson. Their 56 years of marriage was blessed with the births of two sons.

Mr. Cuttino was employed at various businesses: taxi cab service, Bellevue Hospital and as a bus driver for the New York Transit Authority from March 1969 until his retirement in 1989. At an early age, Isaih received his spiritual training at Trinity A.M.E. Church in the Pee Dee community. Later, he joined the Moncks Corner Pentecostal Holiness Church under the leadership of Rev. Leroy Flowers. He was also a chosen elder.

Surviving are his wife, Rebecca Cuttino, Moncks Corner; his sons, Conte Cuttino and Dion Cuttino, both of Long Island, New York; his siblings, Leroy Cuttino Jr., Roosevelt Long Island and Arlene Walker of Georgetown. Funeral services were entrusted to Wilds Funeral Home LLC.

Richard Kurtz

Richard O. Kurtz, 78, of Hagerstown, Maryland, died Friday, November 9, 2018 at Doey’s Hospice House.

A graveside service was held at 11 a.m. on Thursday, November 15, 2018 at Beth Elohim Cemetery in Georgetown, with Rabbi Avi Perets officiating.


Richard Kurtz

A native of Rock Hill, Mr. Kurtz was the son of the late Albert and Sylvia Kurtz. He graduated from the University of South Carolina with a degree in business finance and later with a master’s degree in banking. After a decade in the banking industry he became involved with the insurance industry and helped expand General Insurance Agency into one of the largest agencies in the Northeast and incorporated as Senior Benefit Services Inc.

Mr. Kurtz was very active within his community and held positions on multiple boards. Described as one of the kindest men, he was known simply as “Pops” to so many people whose lives he touched. After a very successful career, he retired and focused on spending time with his wife of 55 years and his two grandchildren.

Surviving are his wife, Bunky Kurtz of Hagerstown; his son, David Kurtz of Charleston; his daughter-in-law, Priya Kurtz of Charleston; and two grandchildren Adyson Kurtz and Connor Kurtz.

The family asks that in lieu of flowers that a donation be made to Doey’s House c/o Hospice of Washington County, 747 Northern Ave., Hagerstown, MD.

Local arrangements are entrusted to the Mayer Funeral Home, 222 St. James Street, Georgetown, SC.

Flora Butler-Maxwell

Flora Mae Butler-Maxwell died on October 29, 2018 in Georgetown, South Carolina. Funeral services were held on November 5, 2018 at First Calvary Missionary Baptist Church, Rev. Dr. Lorenzo Smalls Sr., pastor.

Mrs. Butler-Maxwell was born on July 1, 1940 in Georgetown to Willie and Pearl Dozier. She was educated in the public schools of Georgetown County. She moved to New York City, NY, where she met and later married William T. Maxwell Sr. (now deceased). She earned a Nurses’ Aide Certification and was employed with Harlem Hospital for over 30 years until retirement. After returning to Georgetown, Flora renewed her membership at First Calvary Missionary Baptist Church. She was also an avid reader who started each day with reading the Bible, followed by the newspaper, then crossword puzzles.

Surviving are her children, Cynthia Dozier Hazel (Levern), Georgetown, Francena Evans, Florence, and William T. Maxwell Jr. (Margaret), Charlotte, North Carolina; her siblings, Theopia Greenidge and Theodore “Teddy” Dozier, Bronx, New York, Robert Lee Dozier (Doris), Fayetteville, North Carolina, and Rodney Dozier (Ruth), Port Charlotte, Florida. Funeral services were entrusted to Wilds Funeral Home, LLC.

Julie Skipper

Julie Jeanette Skipper, 78, passed away Tuesday, November 13, 2018 at Prince George Healthcare Center.

A visitation will be held on Friday, November 16, 2018 from 5-7 p.m. at Graham Funeral Home.


Julie Skipper

Born on December 1, 1939 in Conway, she was a daughter of the late Alton Thomas Skipper and Katie Eugenia Richardson Skipper.

Ms. Skipper was a Winyah High School graduate and a graduate of the Medical College of Nursing (now MUSC). She served in the United States Air Force as a nurse and a nurse practitioner and completed three tours of duty in Vietnam. After retiring from the Air Force as a lieutenant colonel, Ms. Skipper completed her career as an operating room nurse with Georgetown Hospital System. She enjoyed reading, quilting, and traveling. She was a member of First Baptist Church.

Surviving are her sister, Kathy S. Ogburn of Georgetown; a special niece, Kimberly Ogburn Edwards (Michael) of Georgetown; a special nephew, Christopher A. Skipper (Amy) of Mount Pleasant; three great nephews, Jameson Edwards, Alec Skipper and Zach Skipper; two great nieces, Kaitlyn Edwards and Graceyn Skipper.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a brother, Johnny A. Skipper, and a brother-in-law, Gary P. Ogburn.

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In lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent to VFW Memorial Wall at Georgetown County Veterans Memorial 715 Church Street, Georgetown, SC 29440.

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Online condolences may be sent to the family at Arrangements are by Graham Funeral Home (843-527-4419).

Mattie Staggers

Mattie Deas Staggers died on November 8, 2018 in Georgetown. Funeral services were held on November 11, 2018 at Wilds Courtyard Chapel, conducted by Pastor Darius Collins of Greater St. Matthews Church, Andrews.

Mrs. Staggers was born July 24, 1954 in Georgetown to Mattie Collins Deas and C. Roy Deas. Her early education was received at Sampit Elementary School and her secondary studies at Rosemary High School, Andrews. For many years she worked for several families as a private housekeeper.

In her youth Mattie was a member of New Hope United Methodist Episcopal Church where the family worshiped. She is fondly remembered as having been a loving, caring individual who was especially kind to the elderly.

Surviving are her daughter, Arsha Lynette Faison, Charlotte, North Carolina; two sons, Michael Eugene Stafford, Fort Mill, and Jerome Omar Faison, Georgetown; two brothers, Willie James Deas and Joe Deal Deas, both of Georgetown; three sisters, Sylvia Futch, Orangeburg, Annie Catherine Grant, Georgetown, and Cora Smalls of Mirmir, Florida. Funeral services were entrusted to Wilds Funeral Home LLC.

Paul Tucker Alston

Paul Bobby Tucker Alston died on November 3, 2018 in Georgetown. Funeral services were held on November 12, 2018 at Wilds Courtyard Chapel, conducted by Rev. Dr. Lorenzo Smalls Sr., pastor of First Calvary Missionary Baptist Church.

Mr. Tucker Alston was born on August 23, 1950 in Georgetown, the son of the Bulah Greene Alston and Henry Tucker. He he graduated from Howard High School in 1970 and later moved to New York. There, he was employed as a security guard for several different sites.

Having possessed a strong work ethic, Paul was gainfully employed upon returning to South Carolina. He worked with Thorny’s Steakhouse, Myrtle Beach, in addition to Willowbrook Plantation Golf Course, for many years.

Surviving are his daughter, LaRhonda Grant, Georgetown; his siblings, Clyde Alston, Sarah Davis and Joann Tucker, all of Georgetown, Henrietta Holmes, Myrtle Beach, Rebecca Miller, Columbia, John Greene, San Diego, California, John Tucker and Robert Tucker, both of Chesapeake, Virginia, Harold Tucker, Clarksville, Tennessee, Mildred Thompson and Ruby King, both of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Funeral services were entrusted to Wilds Funeral Home LLC.

Thelma Turner

Thelma Turner, age 88, passed away on Thursday, November 8, 2018. She was born May 11, 1930 to Leo J. and Inez Harris Anderson.

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Thelma Turner

She was predeceased by her daughter, Linda Lou Turner of Georgetown. She is survived by her daughter, Carolyn Turner Meda (Fred) of Conway; her son, Jimmy Pratt Turner (Delores) of Georgetown; a sister, Ruth Coda (Billy) of Clovis, New Mexico; two sisters-in-law, Rachel Tuner of Lexington and Tibia Jean Singleton of Conway; a nephew, Brian Turner of Georgetown; four grandchildren, Kimberly Meda Mottola of Aynor, Nicholas Adam Meda of Conway, Kara Sophia Turner of Conway, Brian Howard (Tracy) of Georgetown; and four great-grandchildren, Austin Powell, Christine Mottola, Taylor Howard and Tucker Howard.

Thelma loved to play Bingo, reading and gardening. She always had a smile and she was a beautiful person, both inside and out. She planned to live to be 100 years old, but God has taken her where she will be forever at peace.

There was a private family gathering and celebration of her life on Sunday, November 11, 2018 for family and friends.

The family would like to thank Lee’s Funeral Home and Crematory in North Myrtle Beach for services for the Turner family.