Herman “Earl” Cain, III
Mr. Herman “Earl” Cain, III, age 68, went to be with the Lord on Wednesday, October 16, 2019. He died from heart failure in Texas on a deer hunting ranch doing what he loved most. Funeral services were 2:00 PM Thursday, October 24, 2019 from the Chapel of Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home by Rev. Robert Rivers and Brent Taylor with burial following in the McBee Cemetery. The family received friends from 5:00 — 7:00 PM Wednesday, October 23, 2019, at Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home.
Earl, as he was known by many, was born November 24, 1950 in Charleston, SC a son of Joanne Seegars Cain and the late Herman Earl Cain, Jr. A graduate of Andrews High School, Mr. Cain went on to attain his BS in History and Theology from Wingate College in Monroe, NC. Earl really enjoyed working in mills and plants and made many lifelong friends while working.
Earl was a Specialist 4, stationed at Coleman Barracks in Manheim, Germany in 1972. He was assigned to the Arms Room in Company C, 97th Signal Battalion Communications Unit. He was honorably discharged from the Army.
An avid outdoorsman, Earl’s hobbies included raising his roosters, deer and turkey hunting, and fishing. He also got great delight in his weekly card games with friends. A man with a deep faith, Earl loved the Lord and read His word daily. He was of the Methodist faith.
In addition to his father, Earl was also preceded in death by 1 brother, Anthony Bart Cain; and brother-in-law, Jeffrey Stephen Smith.
Survivors include his mother, Joanne Seegars Cain; sister, Jodi Smith Hancock and husband, Donald; brother, Myron Wright Cain; nephews, Jeffrey Stephen Smith, Jr. all of Augusta, GA, and Joseph Cain Smith of Helen, GA; step-nephew, Adam Heath Hancock of Atlanta, GA; and step-niece, Carly Hancock Dimond of Grovetown, GA.
Memorials may be made to two of Earl’s favorite and supported organizations, Regency SouthernCare Hospice of Chesterfield, 205 E. Main Street, Chesterfield, SC 29709 or to The Wounded Warrior Project, 4899 Belfort Rd, Ste. 300, Jacksonville, FL. 32256.
Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home (www.mrcfuneralhome.com) of Chesterfield, SC is serving the Cain family.
Betty Harrell Morris
Betty Harrell Morris, passed away peacefully in her sleep on October 23, 2019 after a valiant battle with lung cancer. Betty was born on November 20, 1936, the daughter of the late George Thomas Harrell and Geneva Tanner Harrell. Betty grew up in Hemingway, SC and graduated from Pleasant Hill High School in 1954. She married her high school sweetheart, Carl, in 1957. She spent her career in Employee Relations and Safety Management at the Container Division of International Paper Company. She retired in 1996 and spent the remainder of her years traveling with her husband and doting on her children and grandchildren. She is survived by: her beloved husband, Carl L. Morris; sister, Catherine Harrell Etheridge; three sons and one daughter, Richard Morris (Roberta), George Morris and Stephen Morris, Melody Morris Walker (Chris); seven grandchildren, Michael Mosley (Nadia), Alan Mosley (Emily), Megan Morris, Kevin Morris, Lukas Walker, Noah Walker, Pierce Walker, and Eliza Claire Walker; and three great grandchildren, Macie Mosley, Amelia Mosley, and Mary Jane Mosley. She was predeceased by: her brothers, Thomas Arthur Harrell and Bobby Harrell; and her son, Carl “Kevin” Morris. She will be remembered best by her love for her family. She was the epitome of a dedicated mother and wife. In her children’s younger years, she could often be found straddling the sidelines of multiple sporting events at the same time. This was also the case with her grandchildren. She seemed to always find a way to be there for everyone, and did it with such ease. She was a longtime member of First Baptist Church of Georgetown. She loved to travel and was an avid reader. She was a huge sports fan and enjoyed being a spectator of professional sports as well as little league. In her younger years she played several sports as well to include basketball, golf, and bowling. Funeral services were12:00 noon Saturday, October 26, 2019 at First Baptist Church. Officiating was the Rev. Dr. Ted A. Sherrill. Burial followed in Pennyroyal Memorial Gardens. The family received friends prior to the service on Saturday in the Church Parlor from 11 until 12. Sign a guest book at ww.mayerfuneralhome.com. The Georgetown Chapel of Mayer Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Peter Lance Read
Peter Lance Read, 80, passed away unexpectedly of natural causes at home in Hanerau-Hademarschen, Germany, on September 13, 2019. He was born in Bryn Mawr, PA, and grew up in Pennsylvania and Oregon. Peter was a military veteran, serving in the Oregon National Guard and on active duty in the US Army, 82nd Airborne Division. He obtained his GED diploma while in service and later attended Delaware Valley College and Temple University. Peter pursued diverse interests which included, among other endeavors, writing and publishing articles for a magazine, owning/managing a trucking business, home restorations and cutting-edge custom automobile painting which led him to live in Germany.
Peter was a son of the late Lynch Horry Deas Read and Patty Adams Green Read. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother, John Perkins Read and his nephew John Read. He is survived by his wife Cornelie Read, his brothers, Lynch Horry Read (Edith) of Port St. Lucie, FL and David Kaine Read (Judith) of Anderson, SC, sons Timothy Read (Susan), of Seven Lakes, NC, Jeremy Read (Tammy) of Port St. Lucie, FL, Lance Read (Deborah) of Wilmington, NC and 9 grandchildren, 2 great grandchildren, 3 nieces and one nephew.
A graveside committal service with military honors will be held Saturday, November 2, 2019 at 2:00 p.m. at Prince George Winyah Anglican Church cemetery annex, 300 Broad St., Georgetown, SC with Reverend Ramsey Gilchrist officiating. A reception will be held immediately after the service in the Parish Hall parlor, 301 Screven St.
Condolences may be expressed online at www.MayerFuneralHome.com or at the funeral home, 222 St. James St., Georgetown, SC.
Jill Briggs Rinehart
Jill Marie Briggs Rinehart, 54, found peace in her Savior’s arms on October 19, 2019. She was born on March 15, 1965 in Marietta, Ohio, and grew up in Murrells Inlet, South Carolina. Jill was a beloved wife, mother, sister, aunt, niece, cousin, and friend, who loved her family and friends with a deep devotion that grew from her sincere faith in Jesus Christ as her Lord and Savior.
Surviving are her husband of 34 years, Gray Rinehart; daughter Stephanie Minervino and her husband Stephen, of Durham; and son Christopher Rinehart, of Cary. She is also survived by her brothers Jeff Briggs and Greg Briggs, both of Murrells Inlet, South Carolina, as well as numerous extended family.
Jill graduated from Winyah High School in Georgetown, South Carolina, and studied art at Anderson College and horticulture at Clemson University before life as an Air Force wife took her from assignment to assignment in California, Colorado, Nebraska, and elsewhere. She returned to school and earned her art degree from George Mason University just before relocating to Cary, where she embarked on a teaching career. She started as a teaching assistant and moved into arts instruction, and eventually took a position teaching painting and sculpture classes and camps at the Cary Art Center.
She loved nature: mountains and forests and especially the shore. She would rather hike through the woods, tend her garden, paddle a kayak, or just sit in the sunshine — anything to enjoy the beauty and majesty of God’s creation. She especially loved strolling on the beach and finding sharks’ teeth, walking the dog as snow fell around her, finding her way through corn mazes — and playing Pokemon Go.
Jill loved all visual arts, and especially photography. She took thousands of pictures, and shared them often — including contributing nature photos to Spectrum News. She also took special pleasure in her family’s dramatic, musical, and other artistic pursuits.
She served as a youthworker, Vacation Bible School teacher, ladies’ ministry leader, and in many other roles in chapels and churches wherever she lived. She recently joined Trinity Park Church in Cary, where she was involved in Bible studies and small groups.
A memorial service to celebrate Jill’s life was held at 11:00 am on Saturday, October 26, 2019 at Brown-Wynne Funeral Home, 200 Southeast Maynard Road, Cary, North Carolina. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Education Fund of the South Carolina Botanical Garden, 150 Discovery Lane, Clemson, SC 29634-0174.
Jill Rinehart exemplified the model of a Proverbs 31 woman — “a wife of noble character. .. worth far more than rubies. .. clothed with strength and dignity.. .. Her children arise and call her blessed; her husband also, and he praises her: ‘Many women do noble things, but you surpass them all.’” For so many people, but for too short a time, she made the world a better, brighter place.
Donald L. Willis
Donald L. Willis of Georgetown passed away October 14, 2019. Please sign condolences at Lewis Crematory and Funeral Services (www.lewiscrematory.com).