Obituaries, August 14, 2013
Lois Singletary, age 60, of Lake City, S.C.
Charlotte Taylor Altman, 70, of Murrells Inlet died Monday, August 12, 2013, at her residence.
Mrs. Altman was born in Fayetteville, N.C. on October 7, 1942, a daughter of the late Nolan “Red” Everett Taylor and Cynthia Smith Taylor.
She grew up in Georgetown and was a graduate of Winyah High School and attended Wilmington Junior College.
Mrs. Altman lived in Wilmington, N.C. and Charleston for a time prior to moving to Murrells Inlet 15 years ago.
She was predeceased by a brother, Bernard “Bernie” W. Taylor.
Surviving are a son, Gordon B. Altman of Murrells Inlet; a brother, Eric W. Taylor (Sherry) of Georgetown; two granddaughters, Jessica and Kylie Altman; and a grandson, Tyler Altman.
Memorial services will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, August 16, 2013 at the Georgetown Chapel of Mayer Funeral Home.
Officiating will be Rev. Tommy Cox.
Sign a guest book at www.mayerfuneralhome.com.
Memorials may be made to Maryville Pentecostal Holiness Church, 2014 Poplar Street, Georgetown, SC 29440.
John “J.P.” Harris
John Prince Harris of Charleston, W.Va. passed away on July 29, 2013 in an aviation accident near the Georgetown County Airport in South Carolina.
He was born August 24, 1933 in Charleston, W.Va. and attended Charleston High School and West Virginia Institute of Technology.
JP graduated in the Aviation Cadet Pilot Class of 55K.
He was later stationed at Langley Air Force Base in Hampton, Va., where he met Genelda Robertson of Newport News.
They married on November 30, 1957 in Zurich, Switzerland while he was on temporary duty at Landstuhl Air Force Base in Germany with the 510th Fighter Bomber Squadron.
After returning from Europe he was an instructor for the Fighter Weapons School at Nellis Air Force Base in Nevada.
During his career as a USAF pilot Mr. Harris flew a variety of jets including the P-80 Shooting Star, the Republic F-84 Thunderjet, the F-86 Sabre, the F-100 Super Sabre and the F-104 Starfighter.
John returned to Charleston to raise a family and work for West Virginia Steel Corporation which was founded by his father, John Roy Harris, in 1934.
He joined the West Virginia Air National Guard and flew, among others, C-130 cargo planes in transport missions all over the world including the Bright Star operation in Egypt in 1982.
Mr. Harris retired from the Air Guard in 1987 as a full Colonel and was President of West Virginia Steel Corporation until it was sold in 1998.
He also served as a director of the National Bank of Commerce for many years. He was a member of the Charleston Rotary Club, Classic Jet Aircraft Association and War Birds of America.
During those years, he built a Smith Mini-plane, two PJ-260 bi-planes, and restored two Pontiac GTO’s in his home garage.
Mr. Harris helped build the innovative Bellanca SkyRocket II and holds five world speed records as its test pilot in 1975.
The Skyrocket was later acquired by NASA. Later he rebuilt a Piper Twin Commanche which he eventually donated to Wings for the Word, a North Carolina based mission which delivered water purification relief to the victims of the earthquake in Haiti. It is still in service flying aid missions.
He also assembled and flew a Fouga Magister French trainer and attack fighter which is now owned by a private collector and on display in Hamilton, Ontario. At the time of his death he was flying a 1963 vintage Folland Gnat T-1 British jet trainer like the ones used by the RAF Red Arrows.
John was predeceased by his parents, John Roy Harris in 1996, and Nelle Prince Harris in 2006.
He is survived by his wife of 56 years, Genelda, daughters Susan Prince Harris Wallace (Thomas) of St Petersburg, Fla., Cynthia Ann Harris Grissom (James) of Chevy Chase, Md.; grandchildren John Prince Wallace, Caroline Harris Wallace, James Mahaley Grissom, John Hewitt Grissom; and many friends.
A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. on Friday, August 16, 2013 in the Old Chapel at All Saints Church, 3560 Kings River Road, Pawleys Island, SC, 29585.
In Charleston, W.Va. there will be a funeral service at St Matthews Episcopal Church, 36 Norwood Road, Charleston, W.Va. on Saturday, September 14 at 10:30 a.m.
All are welcome to join the family at a visitation on Friday evening, September 13, from 5:30 to 7 p.m. at Matthes Hall, church parish.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Wounded Warrior Project website: www.woundedwarriorproject.org, mailing address: POB 758517, Topeka, KS 66675 or to a charitable organization of your choice.
The online guestbook may be accessed at www.mayerfuneralhome.com.
Ernest Howard Jr.
Funeral services for Mr. Ernest Edward Howard Jr., of Jonesboro, LA will be held at 10 a.m. on Thursday, August 15, 2013 at Edmonds Funeral Home Chapel in Jonesboro, La.
Officiating will be Sis. Wylene Skipper, Harold Wright, Dick Jacobs and Brad Watson.
Visitation will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday, August 14, 2013 at Edmonds Funeral Home.
Interment will follow in the Gayla Traina Cemetery in Jonesboro.
Mr. Howard was born on October 22, 1947 and passed away on August 10, 2013. He was 65.
Survivors include his wife, Peggy Howard of Jonesboro, La.; three daughters, Dana Howard of Spring, Texas, Kim Davis and husband Chris of Calhoun, La. and Missy Conover of Spring, Texas; one son, Trey Howard and wife Miranda of Calhoun, La.; three grandchildren, Kyleigh Davis, Emmery Howard and Justin Conover; two brothers, Joseph Howard of Rock Hill, S.C. and Chris Howard and wife Janice of Georgetown; and two sisters, Patsy McClellan and husband Albert and Elaine Altman, all of Georgetown.
Mr. Howard was preceded in death by his parents, Mary Louise and Ernest Howard Sr.
Pallbearers will be Harold Wright, Randy Caskey, Pat Bosch, Brad Watson, James Mobley and Dick Jacobs.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Susan G. Komen foundation in honor of the Ernest Howard family.
You may send condolences and view them at www.edmondsfuneralhome.com.
William H. Hulse, 86, beloved husband of Evelyn Birchenough Hulse, of Wedgefield Plantation, passed away peacefully on Thursday, August 8, 2013 at home in his favorite chair.
Born on September 29, 1926, he was a son of the late William Henry Hulse and the late Arvilla Miller Hulse.
Mr. Hulse lived his life to the fullest and was married to his teenage sweetheart for 67 years.
His family admired and loved him and he will be greatly missed.
A private memorial service will be held at Kiawah Island during a previously planned family reunion.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Waccamaw River Keeper Program of Winyah Rivers Foundation, PO Box 261954, Conway, SC 29528.
Graham Funeral Home of Georgetown is in charge of the arrangements (www.grahamfuneralhome.org).
Kenneth Devon “Peanut” Long Jr., 22, of Andrews departed this life on Monday, August 12, 2013 at the Medical University of South Carolina Hopsital in Charleston.
Mr. Long was born the son of Kenneth “Ken” Devon (June Burroughs) Long, Sr. and Elizabeth Howard (Joe) Ward on September 3, 1990 in Georgetown.
He was a graduate of Andrews High School and was employed with Jim Young Construction Company.
Mr. Long was an avid fisherman and enjoyed repairing and restoring automobiles.
He leaves behind his parents; his maternal grandmother, Alberta Howard; and four sisters, Angela (LM) Garrick, Kimberly Phillips, Maryann (Allen) McCray and Fredda Summers.
He also leaves behind a special extended family: Joseph (Haley) Burroughs, Sheena Williamson and Joshua Burroughs.
Mr. Long was predeceased by paternal grandparents, Henry Long and Alberta Long Kirton; and his maternal grandfather, Perry E. Howard, Sr.
Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. on Thursday, August 15, 2013, at the Ivey Cemetery directed by the Andrews Chapel of McKenzie Funeral Home.
Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday evening, August 14, 2013 at the Andrews Chapel.
McKenzie Funeral Home is honored to serve the Long family.
Online condolences may be sent to McKenziechapels.com.
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