Obituaries, July 3, 2013
Amelia Cooper, age 97, of Nesmith, S.C.
David McCray Jr. of Andrews, S.C.
Samuel Singletary, age 67, of Winston Salem, N.C.
Elbert Dexter Baker, age 56, of Georgetown died on Saturday June 29, 2013 at Tidelands Community Hospice House. Mr. Baker is the son of the late Thomas and Ruth Baker, both of Georgetown.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. on Wednesday July 3, 2013 at Cumberland AME Church in the Sampit community of Georgetown with the Rev. Bernard Brown, pastor officiating.
Burial will follow in the Cumberland Church Cemetery.
The remains will lie in state in the sanctuary of the church from noon until the hour of service.
Viewing was held from 3 to 5 p.m. on Tuesday, July 2, 2013 at Linen- Knox Funeral Home on 1632 Emanuel Street in Georgetown.
Mr. Baker is survived by two daughters, Domacish Mishoe of Charlotte, N.C. and Crystal Marsh of North Charleston, S.C.; five sons, El Travis Baker of North Charleston, S.C., Darrell Greggs of Texas, Elbert Baker Jr. of Georgetown and Beccocco Baker and Mr. Tiogrunan Anderson, both of Myrtle Beach; four sisters, Kariconious Baker Holmes, Wanda Milton and Runnette Baker, all of Georgetown, and Occureda Brown of Savannah, Ga.; seven brothers, Hercules Baker, Clayton Baker, Alvin Baker, Earl Baker, Thomas Baker, Fred Baker and Clyde Baker, all of Georgetown; nine grandchildren, Tamya, Tashani, Taheem and Aden Anderson, Tyrell, Tre’ Juan and Divined Mishoe, and Kennedy Marsh; and a host of loving nieces, nephews and many other relatives and friends.
Arrangements are entrusted to Linen-Knox Funeral Home.
William Fred Crowther, 91, husband of Leona Winchester Crowther of Pickens, S.C., died peacefully Monday, July 1, 2013 at his home.
Mr. Crowther was born on July 22, 1921 in Antreville, S.C., a son of the late Fred and Mary Anderson Crowther.
He served his country during World War II in the U.S. Army Air Corps. After the war, he settled in Pickens where he taught vocational agriculture for 39 years.
Mr. Crowther was an active member of Pickens First Baptist Church, the Lions Club and various other civic organizations.
He was a graduate of Erskine College and later earned his masters degree at Clemson College.
In addition to his wife of 63 years, Mr. Crowther is survived by his children, Bill Crowther (Laura) of Murrells Inlet, Mary O’Dell (Glenn) of Williamston, Ben Crowther (Lynne) of Pickens, and Michael Winchester (Cindy) of Resaca, Ga.; five grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
Mr. Crowther was also preceded in death by a sister, Sydelle C. Leonard; and a grandson, Andy Young.
Funeral services will be conducted at 3 p.m. on Wednesday, July 3, 2013 at Pickens First Baptist Church with Dr. Fred Stone officiating.
The family will receive friends from 1:30 to 3 p.m. on Wednesday at the church. A private burial will be held.
A message of condolence may be expressed to the family by visiting www.DillardFunerals.com.
Memorials may be made to Pickens First Baptist Church, 406 East Main Street, Pickens, SC 29671, or to the charity of one’s choice.
The family is at the home.
Dillard Funeral Home of Pickens is in charge of arrangements.
Harriet Cribb Elliott, 91, of Hemingway, S.C., widow of William Earl “Bill” Elliott, passed away Tuesday, July 2, 2013, at her home surrounded by family and friends.
Mrs. Elliott was born in Georgetown County, a daughter of the late John Rocky and Leila Ruth Avant Cribb.
She was a homemaker, valedictorian of the 1940 Class of Pleasant Hill High School and attended Columbia Business College.
She was a member of Mt. Zion Baptist Church. She served as treasurer of the WMU for many years, Sunday school and BTU teacher, RA leader and sang in the church choir.
She was a lifelong member of the Georgetown County Farm Bureau where she served on the Board of Directors, as a voting delegate, and as secretary for many years.
She was the MVP of her high school girls basketball team and until she passed away, she was an avid sports fan of all ages from tee ball to the pros. She really enjoyed supporting her local teams, from Friday night football games to basketball and baseball games of all ages.
Surviving are her children, Baylis (Juanita) Elliott, Benny (Elaine) Elliott, Gene (Jimmie Ann) Elliott, Johnny (Phyllis) Elliott, Kathy (Larry) Joye and Donna Fay (Norman) LeGette, all of Hemingway; 13 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; a brother, John F. Cribb; and a sister, Ann (Harry) Gamble.
She was predeceased by two brothers, DeWitt Cribb and Lamar Cribb.
She was a devoted Christian and true Southern lady who loved her church, family and friends. She was very proud of her large family and was always eager to tell about her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Thursday, July 4, 2013 at Mt. Zion Baptist Church.
Burial, directed by Morris Funeral Home of Hemingway, will be in the Hucksfield Cemetery.
The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday, July 3, 2013 at Mt. Zion Baptist Church, 5542 Carvers Bay Road, Hemingway, SC 29554.
Memorials may be made to Mt. Zion Baptist Church, 5542 Carvers Bay Road, Hemingway, SC 29554, or Hucksfield Cemetery, c/o Baylis Elliott, 8247 Carvers Bay Road, Hemingway, SC 29554.
Sign the guestbook at www.morris-funeralhome.com.
Robert Neeley Sr.
Robert Caldwell Neeley Sr., 82, of Inman, S.C. died Friday, June 28, 2013, at Magnolia Manor in Inman.
Born November 15, 1930, in Richland County, S.C., he was a son of the late John William Neeley Jr. and Mary Elizabeth Backstrom Neeley.
He was a U.S. Air Force veteran, having served during the Korean Conflict.
Mr. Neeley worked as a construction supervisor with Southern Builders and was a member of College Place Methodist Church.
Survivors include his son and daughter-in-law, Robert C. Neeley Jr. and Eunice of Inman; a granddaughter, Nicole Neeley; great-grandsons, Cole and Joseph Mattison; great-granddaughter, Neeley Mattison; brother, Backstrom Neeley of Jacksonville, Fla.; and sisters-in-law, Lucretia Neeley and Sarah Neeley, both of Columbia, S.C.
A memorial service was held at 4 p.m. on Tuesday, July 2, 2013, at Floyd's North Church Street Chapel, conducted by the Rev. Dr. Keith Taylor. The family received friends following the service.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the American Diabetes Association, 119 Eastwood Circle, Spartanburg, SC 29302.
The family is at the home of his son and daughter-in-law, Robert C. Neeley Jr. and Eunice.
Floyd's North Church Street Chapel, Spartanburg, S.C. was in charge of arrangements.
An online register is available at www.floydmortuary.com.
Margaret “Peggy” Theresa Moran passed away at Carebridge in Jacksonville, N.C. on Sunday, June 23, 2013 at the age of 81.
Mrs. Moran was born on March 24, 1932, the middle child of Clifford and Elizabeth Weatherwax in Pittsfield, Ma. She was a graduate of Pittsfield High School.
Mrs. Moran leaves behind her beloved husband of 59 years, Joseph Lampshire Moran; three much loved children, Jane White and her husband Christopher of Weston, Ma., Karen Kuhn and her husband John of Sheffield, Ma., and David Moran and his wife Nancy of Maysville, N.C.; grandchildren, Mason and Peter White, Jacob, Rebecca and Eric Kuhn, and Daniel and Johnathan Moran; and her dear sister, Mary Ann Simpson of Conover, N.C.
She was predeceased by her sister, Elizabeth Russo and treasured by many nieces and nephews.
Mrs. Moran moved from Pittsfield, Ma. to Pawleys Island 30 years ago where she continued to live her vibrant, active life.
She was a deacon of her church, an avid golfer and tournament winner and used her terrific sense of humor to entertain all.
Mrs. Moran could fix anything from a toaster to a broken heart. Her patient love penetrated the hearts of everyone she met. There were no enemies in her life.
Mrs. Moran’s grandson likened her to a wonderful evening stroll on the beach: she was as supportive as the soft sand under your feet, had an energy like a warm breeze and a voice as soft and kind as the ocean waves lapping against the shore.
She will be sorely missed by all.
A memorial service and a celebration of life for Mrs. Moran Moran will be held in the Pittsfield area in August.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America. Visit www.Alzfdn.org.
Arrangements are by Kahlert Funerals & Cremations in Maysville, N.C.
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