Obituaries, June 12, 2013
William Hanna, age 67 of 53 Plum St., Hemingway, SC
W.T. “Tommy” Gray
W.T. “Tommy” Gray, 69, of Salisbury, N.C. passed away Sunday evening, June 9, 2013, at the Tucker Hospice House with his loving family by his side.
Mr. Gray was born in Cabarrus County to the late Leonard Thomas “Peanut” and Johnsie Mae Boatwright
Educated in the Cabarrus County schools, Mr. Gray retired from Norandal after 35 years of dedicated service, where he was quality assurance manager.
A loving and loyal husband, father, pappaw and friend, Mr. Gray also enjoyed taking care of his lawn and flowers and showing his 1933 Ford.
Family members left to cherish his memory include his wife of 50 years, Barbara Jordan Gray; his children, Sabrena Gray of Charlotte, N.C., David Gray of Georgetown, and Kellie Haff and husband Richard of China Grove, N.C.; his brothers, Dennis Gray and wife Kay of Mocksville, N.C. and Garry Gray of China Grove; his sister, Mary Lee Wensil and husband Aubrey of Cooleemee, N.C.; and his grandchildren, Grayson and Elizabeth Haff.
It was Tommy’s request to have a celebration of life for remembrance and reflection by having family and friends gather Thursday evening, June 13, 2013 from 6 to 8 p.m. at Linn-Honeycutt Funeral Home in China Grove.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in Tommy’s name to Tucker Hospice House, 5005 Hospice Lane, Kannapolis, N.C. 28081; or St. Jude Children’s Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, TN 38105.
Online condolences may be made to the family at www.linnhoneycuttfuneralhome. com.
Linn-Honeycutt Funeral Home in China Grove is serving the Gray family.
Debra Dale Thompson Flowers, 59, the wife of Dewey Flowers of Andrews, went home to be with the Lord, Monday morning, June 10, 2013 at Georgetown Memorial Hospital.
Mrs. Flowers was born the daughter of Raymond Everette Thompson and Mary Trinidad Griego Thompson on September 28, 1953 in Georgetown.
She was an office manager for H&R Block and a member of St. Mary Our Lady of Ransom Catholic Church.
She committed her life to acts of selfless giving for her family, and an unconditional love to earn her the distinguished title – Beloved Mother.
Debra and Dewey were married on May 1, 1976 and celebrated 37 years together.
Their home was blessed with two children, Ashley Megan (Jamey) F. Eaddy and Christopher Dewey Flowers; and a grandchild, Madyson Delaney Eaddy. She also leaves behind two brothers, Larry Raymond Thompson and Darrell James (Ruth) Thompson; and two sisters, Teresa (Daren) Wiggins and Betsy T. Prosser; and a large extended family including C.D. (Ann) Flowers, Deidra (Jerry) Richard, and Carol Ann Flowers.
She was predeceased by her mother.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. on Thursday, June 13, 2013 at the St. Mary Our Lady of Ransom Catholic Church.
Interment will follow in the Andrews Memorial Cemetery, directed by the Andrews Chapel of McKenzie Funeral Home.
Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday evening, June 12, 2013 at the Andrews Chapel.
McKenzie Funeral Home is honored to serve the Flowers family.
Online condolences may be sent to McKenzieChapels.com.
Virginia Davis Huggins died peacefully surrounded by family and friends on June 7, 2013 at Tidelands Community Hospice House in Georgetown.
Born in Walker County, Ala. on February 17, 1924, she was the youngest of seven children.
Mrs. Huggins moved to Georgetown in 1942 and worked at International Paper Company where she met her future husband, Hugh Johnson “Hootie” Huggins.
They were married February of 1944. She was a loving wife and mother who chose to stay home to raise her family.
She was predeceased by her parents; six siblings; her husband, H.J. “Hootie” Huggins; and a grandson, Rhett Madison Balthis.
She is survived by her son, Hugh Johnson “Johnny” Huggins (Olivia) of Georgetown; a daughter, Sandra H. Balthis of Columbia; two grandchildren Clint Huggins of Georgetown and Caroline Balthis Shipitz (Nate) of Elgin; and two special great nieces, Brenda and Kathy Keys both of Atlanta, Ga.
Mrs. Huggins was expecting her first great-grandchild in October of this year.
A graveside service was held at 11 a.m. on Monday, June 10, 2013 in the Elmwood Cemetery, with the Rev. Keith Wall officiating.
In lieu of flowers, memorials made be made to Tidelands Community Hospice, 2591 N. Fraser St., Georgetown, SC 29440, First Baptist Church, 219 Cleland St., Georgetown, SC 29440 or to the charity of one’s choice.
The family would like to thank Tidelands Hospice for the wonderful care she was given during her final days.
Graham Funeral Home of Georgetown was in charge of the arrangements (www.grahamfuneralhome).
Tony D. Jones, 56, passed away on Thursday, June 6, 2013 at The Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston.
Born on May 2, 1957, in Georgetown, he was a son of the late Ernest Jones and the late Mary Melvina Reeves Jones. Mr. Jones worked for the Georgetown County School District as a maintenance supervisor and enjoyed hunting, fishing and taking care of his dogs.
Survivors include one brother, Cecil Jones (Judy) of Georgetown; and two sisters, Judy A. Jones and Joyce J. Cannon (Tim), all of Georgetown; a sister-in-law, Bonnie W. Jones; and a number of nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by two brothers, Ernest Roy Jones and Jim E. Jones; and a sister, Betty Lou Jones.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. on Sunday, June 9, 2013 at Six Mile Crossing Church of God with the Rev. Lacy Jones officiating.
Burial followed in Pennyroyal Memorial Gardens.
The family received friends from 6 to 8 p.m. on Saturday at Graham Funeral Home.
Graham Funeral Home of Georgetown was in charge of the arrangements (www.grahamfuneralhome.org).
Eva Jordan Joye, 82, Georgetown, widow of Hubert Jordan Sr. and Donald Breckenridge, died Thursday, June 6, 2013, at Tidelands Community Hospice House.
Mrs. Eva was born in Andrews on August 4, 1930, a daughter of the late Charlie James Yarborough and Fannie Lee Cox Yarborough.
She grew up in the Warsaw community of Williamsburg County.
Mrs. Eva was an avid gardener and was very active with the family commercial fishing business.
She was a loving wife, mother, and grandmother, and had two loving friends, her dogs “Charlie” and “Jack.”
Surviving are two sons, Hubert W. Jordan Jr. (Kitty) and Arnold Dean Jordan (Gina), both of Georgetown; a daughter, Jo Anne Swinnie (Tom) of Georgetown; a sister, Wanda Gray of Georgetown; two brothers, Jimmy Yarborough and Donald Yarborough, both of Georgetown; nine grandchildren, Melissa Swinnie McCully (Craig), Thomas Andrew Swinnie III (Keels), Sabrina Jordan Johnson (Stoney), Angela Jordan Roberts (Wayne), Hubert “Bert” Jordan III (Michelle), Megan Elise Jordan, Krysten Jordan Holladay (Coley), Ashley Jordan Grim (Cody), and Brittany Carter; and 12 great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. on Saturday afternoon, June 8, 2013, at the Georgetown Chapel of Mayer Funeral Home.
Officiating was the Rev. Mark Wilson.
Burial followed at Pennyroyal Memorial Gardens.
The family received friends from 6 to 8 p.m. on Friday evening, June 7, 2013, at the funeral home.
Sign a guestbook at: www.mayerfuneralhome.com.
Shirley Cribb Simerson, age 74, died Tuesday, June 11, 2013 at Georgetown Memorial Hospital.
Born in Red Springs, NC, she was a daughter of the late Hearst and Ida Cribb. She was preceded in death by Kaye Simerson.
Survivors include her two sons, Andy and Carl Simerson; a daughter, Kaye Matthews; six grandchildren, and five great-grandchildren.
A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date.
An online guestbook is available at www.goldfinchfuneralhome.com/obituaries
Goldfinch Funeral Home, Beach Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.
Daphine McKnight Wynn, 78, of Georgetown died Sunday, June 9, 2013 at Tidelands Community Hospice House.
Mrs. Wynn was born in Kingstree on May 10, 1935, a daughter of the late Rushton McKnight and Dorothy Layton Driggers McKnight. She grew up in Cades-Hebron area of Williamsburg County and moved to Georgetown as a young woman, where she was a graduate of Winyah High School.
Mrs. Wynn was a member of Johnson Chapel Baptist Church.
Surviving are her husband John A. Wynn Sr. of Georgetown; two sons, John A. Wynn, Jr. (Patricia) and Christopher L. Wynn (Kelly), both of Georgetown; a sister, Virginia Williamson of Darlington; five grandchildren, Mary A. Wynn, Alexander A. Wynn, Nickolas A. Wynn, John C. Wynn and Andrew Wynn; and a great-grandson, John L. Wynn.
Funeral services weere held at 11 a.m. on Tuesday morning, June 11, 2013, at the Georgetown Chapel of Mayer Funeral Home.
Officiating was the Rev. Stephen P. Candal.
Burial followed in Johnson Chapel Baptist Churchyard.
Sign a guest book at www.mayerfuneralhome.com.
The family received friends on Monday evening, June 10, 2013 from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Georgetown Chapel of Mayer Funeral Home.
Memorials may be made to Johnson Chapel Baptist Church, c/o Rev. Stephen P. Candal, 141 Van Vlake Dr., Georgetown, S.C., or Tidelands Community Hospice, 2591 N. Fraser St., Georgetown, S.C. 29440.
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