Obituaries, February 11, 2013
Dorothy Elliott Ethridge, 98, of Andrews, S.C., widow of Walter B. Ethridge, died Saturday, February 9, 2013, at her residence.
Mrs. Ethridge was born in Williamsburg County, near Andrews, on August 1, 1914, a daughter of the late Matthew Allen Elliott and Flossie Bell Cannon Elliott.
She ran a catering business for a time and was the oldest member of Piney Forest Baptist Church.
Mrs. Ethridge served her church as a Sunday School teacher and chairman of the Social Committee.
She was a loving wife, mother, and grandmother.
In addition to her husband and parents, Mrs. Ethridge was predeceased by four brothers, D. W., Harley, Ralph, and Carl Elliott; two sisters, Bertie Hiney and Nonie Elliott; and two great-grandsons.
Surviving are a son, W. B. Ethridge Jr. (Nina) of Andrews; four daughters, Corine Mixon and Bobbie Newton (Dan), both of Andrews, Geraldine Filibert of Mt. Pleasant, S.C., and Dale Wallace (Howard) of Winston-Salem, N.C.; two sisters, Flossie Webb of Wilson, N.C. and Annie Laurie Cumbie of Augusta, Ga.; 13 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; and six great-great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Monday morning, February 11, 2013, at Piney Forest Baptist Church.
Officiating will be the Rev. Craig Stephenson, and the Rev. Allen Lynch.
Burial will follow in Andrews Memorial Cemetery.
Sign a guest book at www.mayerfuneralhome.com.
The family will receive friends from 10 to 11 a.m. prior to the service on Monday at Piney Forest Baptist Church.
Memorials may be made to Piney Forest Baptist Church, 656 Piney Forest Rd., Andrews, SC 29510.
The Andrews Chapel of Mayer Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Reba Melise Tyler Mercer, 84, of Georgetown, S.C., widow of William Dan Mercer, died Saturday, February 9, 2013, at Tidelands Community Hospice House.
Mrs. Mercer was born in Georgetown on July 27, 1928, a daughter of the late Rollin Moyd Tyler and Lucille Bass Tyler.
She grew up in the Pleasant Hill community of Georgetown County, graduated from Georgetown County schools, and attended Coker College.
Mrs. Mercer was a legal secretary for Rosen and Rosen Law Firm for over 50 years and was very involved with civic organizations in Georgetown.
She was a member of Herbert Memorial United Methodist Church, where she was active in the Young at Heart Sunday School Bible Study.
Mrs. Mercer had a love for music, gardening, and working with flowers.
Surviving are her daughter, Karen Haselden (Wyatt) of Georgetown; and two grandsons, Tyler and Nick Haselden of Georgetown.
In addition to her husband and parents, Mrs. Mercer was predeceased by a sister, Beatrice Tyler Squires.
Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. on Tuesday afternoon, February 12, 2013, at Herbert Memorial United Methodist Church.
Officiating will be the Rev. Marie Knuckles. Burial will follow at Pennyroyal Memorial Gardens.
The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. on Monday evening, February 11, 2013, at the Georgetown Chapel of Mayer Funeral Home.
Sign a guestbook at: www.mayerfuneralhome.com.
Memorials are suggested to: Tidelands Community Hospice, Inc., 2591 N. Fraser St., Georgetown, SC 29440 or to Herbert Memorial United Methodist Church, 84 Forest Ave., Georgetown, SC 29440.
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