Ernest “Ernie” Carroll Blease, 64, of Georgetown, S.C. went to live in the presence of his Lord Jesus on May 12, 2012.
He waged a war with cancer and was finally called Home after a short stay at Tidelands Community Hospice House in Georgetown.
Ernie was born in Columbia, S.C. on June 3, 1947.
He was the son of the late James Chapman Blease and Marcella Pettine Blease.
He was a graduate of Eau Claire High School.
In 1969 Ernie served his country in the Army Infantry of the Vietnam War.
He was awarded the Bronze Star for his service.
Upon returning home, he lived and worked in Columbia as an accountant and sales professional until 1999, at which time he and his wife relocated to Georgetown, S.C.
Ernie loved his Lord, music of every variety, the Clemson Tigers, animals and all of God's creations.
He considered his most rewarding accomplishment learning to play the violin during his latter years.
He served his Lord by using his music to minister to his friends at Morningside Assisted Living.
Ernie's life will be remembered by his wife Cathi Blease of Georgetown; mother, Marcella Rodgers of Columbia; sister, Gerrie Blake of Columbia; daughter and son-in-law, Amanda and Chad Stegenga of Columbia; son and daughter-in-law, James and Renee Blease of Florence; daughter, Alicia Blease of Greenville; step-son, Jeremiah Ellisor of Lexington; eight beautiful grandchildren; and many, many friends, as well as four loyal, devoted pups.
The family will receive friends at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, May 15, 2012 at the Chapel of Morris Funeral Home in Hemingway, S.C.
Funeral services will follow at noon.
Officiating will be Pastor Chris Giles.
Interment will follow at The Garden of Devotion Cemetery in Johnsonville, S.C.
The family wishes to thank the Angels at Tidelands Community Hospice.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorials be made to Tidelands Community Hospice, 2591 North Fraser Street, Georgetown, SC 29440.
Please sign the guestbook at www.morris-funeralhome.com.
Patricia Gretchen Wood Harrelson, 72, of Georgetown, S.C. died
Ms. Harrelson was born in Enola, Pa. on March 18, 1940, a daughter of the late Charles Henry Wood and Elizabeth Taylor Marsh Wood.
She graduated in 1958 from Winyah High School. Ms. Harrelson was a licensed practical nurse and retired after 22 years of employment with Georgetown Memorial Hospital.
She loved reading, animals, and spending time with her family and friends.
Surviving are three daughters, Debbie Taylor, Pam Branham (Skippy), and Tracy Ard (Jeff), all of Georgetown; two grandchildren, Chase Downing and Ashley Taylor; and a brother, Charles H. Wood Jr. of The Villages, Fla.
In addition to her parents, Ms. Harrelson was predeceased by a brother, John W. Wood.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. on Monday afternoon, May 14, 2012, at Pennyroyal Memorial Gardens Mausoleum Chapel.
Fred Ady will officiate.
The family will receive friends at the mausoleum chapel one hour prior to the service, from 1 to 2 p.m. on Monday.
Sign a guestbook at www.mayerfuneralhome.com.
In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to Tidelands Community Hospice, Inc., 2591 N. Fraser St., Georgetown, SC 29440.
The Georgetown Chapel of Mayer Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
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