Ali Rezza Akhyari

Ali Akhyari, West Ashley, passed away September 27. Ali walked barefoot to be closer to the earth, closed his eyes to feel the wind, and wrote philosophical prose with lyrical beauty. Survived by his wife, Austen, his daughter Vivian Rain (7), and son Cyrus Love (4), he loved nothing more than his babies’ warm hugs, his wife’s soft kiss. His heart was unmatched, his friends prolific. He had so many questions for God and at 39, they’re finally being answered in full. Ali, you are loved more than you ever knew.

Born in Greenville, S.C., he lived in West Ashey, Charleston, S.C.

The funeral will be handled by McAlister-Smith

Al Evertt Avant

Al Everett Avant, 68, husband of Patsy Owens Avant, passed away Wednesday, September 25, 2019 at Ralph H. Johnson VA Medical Center.

A graveside funeral service, officiated by Keith Wall, will be held on Wednesday, October 2, 2019 at 1PM in Pennyroyal Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends prior to the service from 12PM to 1PM at Graham Funeral Home.

Born in Georgetown on March 2, 1951, he was a son of the late Freddie Gordon Avant and the late Nita Lee Fulton Avant. Mr. Avant worked at International Paper for 35 years and was a Vietnam veteran with the United States Airforce. He enjoyed fishing, bowling, golf, and watching NASCAR. He also got great joy out of watching his daughters play softball. His family said he loved tinkering and could fix almost anything around the house. His greatest times were spent in the company of his family and friends.

Surviving in addition to his wife of 45 years are his children, Derrell Avant of Ft. Lauderdale, FL, Allison Thurlo of Murrells Inlet, SC, Julia Pilot (John) of Pawleys Island, SC, Lori Wright of Murrells Inlet, SC, Addie Avant (Martin Ureta) of Juniper, FL; grandchildren, Emily Pilot, John Henry Pilot, Tucker Thurlo, baby Amelia Ureta on the way in December; two sisters, June Venters (Bobby) of Summerville, Linda Eister (Gerald) of Hampstead, NC; three brothers, Tony Avant (Toni) of Kingstree, SC, Jerry Avant (Cindy), Joey Avant (Robin) of Georgetown, SC; fourteen nieces and nephews; and his loyal and faithful four-legged companion Benny.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one grandson, Tanner Avant and his grandmother, Kate Fulton and her husband Lucian.

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

Minton Venner Braddy, III

Minton Venner Braddy, III, 70, passed away peacefully with his loving family by his side on Wednesday September 25, 2019 at his home in Pawleys Island, South Carolina. He was born on August 25, 1949 in Sandy Springs, Georgia.

Minton was a hardworking man with a heart of gold. He was a proud graduate of West Georgia College in Carrollton, Georgia. His passion for working with his hands and love of helping people, lead Minton to have a successful career as a contractor for many years in the Pawleys Island and Georgetown areas where he expertly built houses.

Left to cherish and honor Minton’s memory are his beloved wife, Paddi M. (Horvath) Braddy of Pawleys Island; his mother, Dorothy (Tarte) Braddy of Atlanta, GA; his adoring children, Derek (Risa) Hamilton of Atlanta, GA, Justin Brooks Braddy of Charleston, SC, Brooke Hamilton of Murrells Inlet, SC & Alisha Garcia also of Murrells Inlet, SC; his granddaughter, Braxton Gray Pender; a loving, extended family and many supportive friends and neighbors.

A Celebration of Minton’s life will be held privately and at the convenience of the family.

At the request of the family, please consider memorial contributions in lieu of flowers to the American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 22478 Oklahoma City, OK 73123

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Burroughs Funeral Home & Cremation Services of Murrells Inlet, SC (843.651.1440) is honored to be assisting the family during this difficult time.

Cheryl Lynn McConnell Matthews

Cheryl Lynn McConnell Matthews, 58, returned to her Heavenly Home on September 20, 2019. Her devotion to her family and her firm belief in God supported her through a difficult struggle with her health for many years and ultimately provided her peace.

A graveside service for Cheryl will be two o’clock Sunday afternoon, September 29, 2019 in Andrews Memorial Cemetery with Rev. Becky Tilton, officiating. The family will receive friends following the service at the home of Bobbi Davis, 72 Sandpiper Rd., Andrews.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be sent in Cheryl’s memory to: Dabo’s All In Team Foundation, PO Box 1585, Clemson, SC 29633, Attn: Beth Douglas

Cheryl was born August 4, 1961 at Homestead Air Force Base. She was the daughter of Billy “Sonny” McConnell and Patricia “Pat” Winkler McConnell. She was a 1979 graduate of Andrews High School. Cheryl was a wonderful and loving daughter, sister, mother and grandmother. Her grandchildren affectionately called her Mimi. She had a love for animals, especially her dog, Oscar. Everyone who knew her knew that she was passionate for her Clemson Tigers.

Survivors include; her parents, Sonny and Pat McConnell of Andrews; her three children, Kerrie Stillinger (Thurston) of Williston; a son, Jamie Lee Matthews ( Lesley) of Columbia and Courtney Griffin (John) of Williston; her grandchildren, Will, Brantley, and Paylen Stillinger, Jay, Drew, and Ansley Matthews, Havyn, and Jocelyn Jones, and Piper Griffin; her siblings, Cindy Buck (John), Bobbi Davis (Tony), and Scott McConnell (Joyce) and a number of nieces and nephews.

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The Andrews Chapel of Mayer Funeral Home is assisting the family.

Sylvia Ray Moseley

Sylvia Ray Moseley, 67, of Myrtle Beach, passed away on Thursday, September 26th, 2019. She was born in Georgetown to Adley Oscar Ray and Ethel Shelley Ray on December 15th, 1951.

Sylvia attended Winyah High School before graduating from Palmer College with an AS in Business Administration. She continued her education at USC Coastal Carolina College gaining a BA in Psychology. Sylvia then went on to achieve a MA of Management from Webster University.

Sylvia held various civilian positions at the Myrtle Beach Air Force Base working with the US Air Force. She then worked with PGBA/BCBS for 13 years. Sylvia was a breast cancer survivor, animal lover, and follower of Jesus Christ.

She is survived by her son, Kyle Moseley, her daughter-in-law, Dallas Moseley, and a number of close friends. She was a loving mother and faithful friend; she cherished the time she spent with those close to her. Her many friendships were a testament to her kind nature and her sense of humor.

A Visitation will be held at Goldfinch Funeral Home in Murrells Inlet on Wednesday, October 2nd from 6 – 8 PM and a Burial Service will be held at Elmwood Cemetery in Georgetown on Thursday October 3rd at 11:30 AM. Flowers can be sent to Goldfinch Funeral Home and Donations in her honor may be sent to The Grand Strand Humane Society.

Jeffrey A. Tuttle

Jeffrey Allen Tuttle age 65, died Wednesday, September 25, 2019.

Born in El Paso, TX, he was the son of Janet Snyder Tuttle and the late John Allison Tuttle. Jeff Tuttle graduated from Cornell University in Cornell, NY and The School for American Chefs, Napa Valley, CA. He was Executive Chef at Pawley Plantation and Proprietor of Carefree Catering. He was prominently featured on 3 episodes of The Great Chefs of the South on the Discovery Channel and he assisted world renowned chef and author Madeleine Kamman. Jeff Tuttle was preceded in death by a sister, Jennifer Hocutt.

Surviving in addition to his mother are his wife, Christine Slowek Tuttle; siblings, John, Jordon (Shelly), Jeremiah, James (Theresa) and several nieces and nephews.

A Celebration of Life will be held from 4:00-6:00 PM Saturday, October 5, 2019 at Carefree Catering 1851 Hwy. 17 S. Pawleys Island, SC 29585.

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Goldfinch Funeral Home, Beach Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.