Obituaries, June 19, 2013
Samuel Harper Boyd, born March 29, 1945 in Georgetown died suddenly at his home in New Orleans, La. on June 13, 2013.
He is survived by his adoring wife, Betty Kathleen Mooney Boyd “Kathy,” his loving children, Gillespie Godfrey Boyd III (Autumn) and Kathleen Haaf Boyd, and his cherished grandchildren, Alexandra Frances Boyd and Gabrielle Kathleen Boyd.
He is also survived by his dear siblings, Gillespie Godfrey Boyd Jr., William Herbert Boyd (Mary), Harriet Claire Boyd Jagger, and Isabelle Harper Boyd Tennant (Marty), all of Georgetown, S.C.; Geraldine Price Boyd Duff (Robert) of Merritt Island, Fla., and Charles Price Boyd (Beverly) of Atlanta, Ga.; and many nieces and nephews.
Preceding him in death were his parents, Gillespie Godfrey Boyd Sr. and Geraldine Price Boyd.
His life was enriched by his numerous close friends whom he treasured throughout all of his years.
Samuel Boyd began his long and distinguished career as an educator in the St. Bernard Parish Public Schools in 1970 as a social studies teacher at St. Bernard High School.
He quickly rose to the position of Assistant Principal in 1975 and assumed the role of principal of St. Bernard High School in 1982.
He then became principal of Chalmette Middle School in 1983, a position he held until Katrina devastated the school district in 2005. He returned to the school district in November to help rebuild schools and programs, assuming responsibility for middle school programs at the St. Bernard Parish Unified School.
In July, 2006, he was appointed coordinator for the parish Adult Education program, restoring that program to one of the finest in the state in terms of graduation rates for adults and fiscal stability.
It was the position from which he was to retire in July after 43 years of exemplary service.
Superintendent of Schools Doris Voitier called Mr. Boyd, “truly a distinguished educator who put the needs of students first. He was a gifted administrator whom we knew we would miss after his retirement, but now we have an even greater void in our lives because of his death. The school district will miss this legend.”
Services will be held at Christ Church Cathedral, 2919 St. Charles Ave., New Orleans, LA 70115, on Wednesday, June 19, 2013.
Visitation will begin at 10 a.m. and the service will start at 11 a.m.
Memorial gifts may be made to Christ Church Cathedral, New Orleans, or Prince George, Winyah Episcopal Church, 301 Screven St., Georgetown, South Carolina.
To view and sign the guest book, visit www.lakelawnmetairie.com.
Kristin Kelley Bradley, age 47, of Georgetown, beloved mother, passed away on Friday morning, June 14, 2013, at Georgetown Memorial Hospital.
Mrs. Bradley was born the daughter of Mary Jane Porter Bradley and Coy H. Bradley Jr. on May 23, 1966 in Charlotte, N.C.
She was a 1984 graduate of Winyah High School and was employed as a legal secretary.
She leaves behind her parents; two children, Katlin Bradley and Tyler Bradley; a granddaughter, Reagan Cox; her companion, Tommy Harrolle; a sister, Sherry (Michael) Micheau; and a stepmother, Rhotta Bradley.
Funeral services were held at 6 p.m. on Monday, June 17, 2013 at the Georgetown Church of God, directed by the Georgetown Chapel of McKenzie Funeral Home.
Visitation was held immediately following the service in the church sanctuary.
McKenzie Funeral Home was honored to serve the Bradley family. Online condolences may be sent to McKenzieChapels.com.
Carolyn J. McAlister, age 80, widow of the late Billy John McAlister Sr., passed away on Wednesday, June 12, 2013, in Mt. Pleasant at Hospice of Charleston.
Born March 23, 1933 in Kingstree, Mrs. McAlister was the daughter of the late David Lewis Johnson and the late Gertrude Haddock Johnson.
She was a graduate of Hemingway High School and attended Coker College in Hartsville.
One of her favorite pastimes was fishing, and she loved the beach, but her greatest joy came from spending time with her grandchildren and her family.
She had a joyful spirit and never met a stranger.
Mrs. McAlister was a member of Hemingway First United Methodist Church where she sang in the Adult Choir and belonged to the Margaret Huggins Circle.
Survivors include her children, Rhonda McAlister Howell of Mt. Pleasant, Billy “Bill” John McAlister Jr. (Dana) of Florence, S.C., and Cathy McAlister Ross (Richard) of Mt. Pleasant; her grandchildren, Billy John “Tripp” McAlister III and Sullivan Reynolds McAlister, both of Florence; her sister, Louise Johnson Rast of Jacksonville, Fla.; her brother, Liston B. Johnson (Mary Lou) of Woodruff, S.C.; and many nieces and nephews.
She was predeceased by her sister, Gertrude Johnson Chewning.
Graveside services, conducted by Morris Funeral Home of Hemingway, were held at 11 a.m. on Friday, June 14, 2013, at the Garden of Devotion.
The family received friends immediately following the service in the Hemingway First United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall.
The family would like to extend a special “Thank You” to the Hospice of Charleston staff for their loving and devoted care during her illness.
Memorial donations may be made to Hospice of Charleston, 4975 Lacross Road, Suite 200, North Charleston, SC, 29406 or to Hemingway First United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 6, Hemingway, SC, 29554.
Sign the guestbook at www.morris-funeralhome.com.
Paul Miller Sr.
Paul Delmas Miller Sr., age 79, husband of Doris Hucks Miller, passed away on Thursday, June 13, 2013 at Georgetown Memorial Hospital.
Born on January 7, 1934, in Conway, he was a son of the late George Franklin Miller and the late Annie Ruth Todd Miller.
Mr. Miller was a member of Ringel Heights Baptist Church where he served as a former deacon and Sunday school teacher and was retired from International Paper Company.
He enjoyed many things in life to include hunting, fishing and gardening.
Survivors include his wife of Georgetown; two children, Paul D. “Rocky” Miller Jr. (Janet) and Karen M. Lambert (Edwin), all of Georgetown; four grandchildren, Dawn Miller, Sherry Morris and Joy Rush (Nick), and Jericho Gause (Jami); eight grandchildren, Dylan, Dalaney, Kaylan, Jeff, Keri, Joshua, Blake and Christian; two sisters, Genevieve Powell of Florence and Eulean Lee of Conway; and a number of nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by a granddaughter, Janice Lambert Gause; two brothers, Elmer Miller and Melvin Miller; and two sisters, Creola Lewis and Hazel Durham.
Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. on Monday, June 17, 2013 at Ringel Heights Baptist Church with Rev. Kenny Johnson and Rev. Themos Cribb officiating.
Burial followed in Pennyroyal Memorial Gardens.
The family received friends one hour prior to the service in the church sanctuary.
Memorials may be made to Ringel Heights Baptist Church Building Fund, 78 Rubin Ave., Georgetown, SC 29440.
Graham Funeral Home of Georgetown is in charge of the arrangements (www.grahamfuneralhome.org).
Frances Myers White, age 67, of the Plantersville Community of Georgetown died on Thursday, June 13, 2013 at Tidelands Hospice House in Georgetown, S.C.
Mrs. White is the daughter of the late Samuel Myers and the late Ruth Eva Myers of the Plantersville Community of Georgetown. Mrs. White was the wife of the late Frank White Jr.
Survivors include her four sons, Kemlin Myers of Conway, S.C., Byran Myers of Stafford, Va., and Dewayne Myers and Harry Myers, both of the Plantersville Community of Georgetown; four sisters, Gladys Green, Julia Mae Holmes, Evelyn Grier and Ruthena Brown, all of the Plantersville Community of Georgetown; two brothers, Nathan Myers of the Plantersville Community of Georgetown and Douglas Myers of New Haven, Conn.; and a host of loving grandchildren, nieces, nephews and many other relatives and friends.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, June 18, 2013 at St. Paul AME Church in the Plantersville Community where the Rev. Rubin Smalls, pastor, officiated.
Burial followed in the church cemetery.
The remains lay in state in the sanctuary of the church from noon until the hour of service.
A viewing was held on Monday June 17, 2013 from 3 to 5 p.m. at Linen Knox Funeral Home on 1632 Emanuel Street.
Funeral arrangements were entrusted to Linen-Knox Funeral Home.
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