Memorial services for Bailey (Bayy) Eaddy, age 15, will be Wednesday, June 6, 2012 at 3 p.m. at Emmanuel Baptist Church.
Dr. Gary Colbach and Rev. Justin Facenda will officiate.
Directed by Norton Funeral Home, visitation will be following the services.
Bayy passed away Sunday, June 4, 2012.
She was born in Georgetown, S.C., the daughter of Nicki and Bryan Williamson and Jerry Eaddy Jr.
Bayy was a rising Junior at Hartsville High School.
She attended Emmanuel Baptist Church and was a First Baseman for the Hartsville Lady Dirtdivers Traveling Softball Team.
Surviving are her parents of Hartsville; father of Georgetown; brother, Hunter Chase Eaddy of Hartsville; half brother, Jordan Eaddy of Georgetown; half sister, McKinley Eaddy of Georgetown; Nana, Irene (Danny) Long of Georgetown; grandparents, Ralph and Ann Williamson of Goldsboro, N.C.; grandmother, Betty Eaddy of Kingstree; and special friend, Daniel Crawley.
Memorials may be made to the Emmanuel Baptist Church, 949 North Marquis Highway, Hartsville, SC 29550.
A request of the family in Honor of Bayy is to wear blue to the memorial services. Visit www.nortonfh.net.
Mary Cordes Lucas Easley of Pawleys Island, S.C. died on May 31, 2012 at The Lakes at Litchfield.
Mrs. Easley was born in Georgetown on November 24, 1930, the daughter of Thomas Cordes Lucas and Alice Vaughan Lucas of Georgetown, and widow of Joseph Hyde Easley Jr.
She was a graduate of Winyah High School and Winthrop College and a communicant of Prince George, Winyah, Episcopal Church, its St. Anne’s Guild and Altar Guild, Georgetown Garden Club, South Carolina State Garden Club, Huguenot Society, Society of Colonial Dames, Daughters of the American Revolution, Historic Rice Fields Association, the Preservation Committee of St. James Santee Episcopal Church, and was a Tidelands Hospice volunteer.
Surviving are a son, Joseph Hyde Easley III of Summerville; two daughters, Mary Easley Holland of Virginia Beach, Va. and Harriet Easley Walker of Townsend, Ga.; a sister, Catherine Lucas Bull of Georgetown; seven grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.
Memorial services were on Monday, June 4, 2012 at 11 a.m. in Prince George, Winyah Episcopal Church.
Officiating was the Rev. Paul C. Fuener and the Right Reverend C. Fitzsimons Allison.
Interment will follow in the churchyard. A reception will be held in the Parish Hall immediately following the committal Service.
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In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorials to Prince George, Winyah, Episcopal Church Preservation Trust, P.O. Box 674, Georgetown, SC 29442 or Tidelands Community Hospice, Inc., 2591 North Fraser St., Georgetown, SC 29440.
The Georgetown Chapel of Mayer Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Mrs. Viola Duncan Everett, 95, Kernersville, N.C. daughter of the late William and Caroline Duncan, departed from this life on Sunday, June 3, 2012.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. on Thursday, June 7, 2012 at Hanes-Lineberry Vanstory Chapel, located at 1900 Vanstory St., Greensboro, NC 27403.
Burial will follow at Eastlawn Gardens of Memory Cemetery in Kernersville.
Viola was born on May 12, 1917 in Georgetown, S.C., where she grew up attending Mt. Zion A.M.E. Church.
As a young lady, she moved to Brooklyn N.Y.
It was there that she met and married her husband, the late John Everett.
To their union three children were born: Gloria, William (deceased), and Joseph.
She was an active member of the Eastern Stars Society in Brooklyn for many years, until her illness in 1998.
Those left to cherish her loving memory include her daughter, Gloria Hurni (Richard), of Kernersville; son, Joseph Everett (Diane) of Brooklyn; daughter-in-law, Esmeralda Everett of Poconos, Pa.; and a host of grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, cousins, and other sorrowing relatives and friends.
The family will receive friends from noon until 1:45 p.m. at the funeral home, prior to the funeral service on Thursday.
Online condolences may be made at www.haneslineberryfuneralhomes.com.
Jesse Kennedy II
Jesse James Kennedy II, 59, of Georgetown, S.C., the widower of Rethea Kennedy, departed this life on Friday evening, June 1, 2012, at the Regency Hospital.
Mr. Kennedy was born the son of Joseph Commander Kennedy and Verdia Mae Taylor Kennedy on October 19, 1952, in Georgetown.
He was a retired welder with the Boilermakers Union in Charleston, S.C. and attended the Saints Delight Pentecostal Holiness Church.
He leaves behind three daughters, Cheryl Loretta Kennedy, Sharon Loraine Kennedy, and Rachel Kennedy Frieson; eight grandchildren, Gordon, David James, Brittney, Hunter, Bryce, Koby, Tyler, and Bella; three brothers, Mark (Debbie) Kennedy, Odell Kennedy, and Samuel “Joey” (Jane) Kennedy; and a sister, Klata K.(Wayne) Bratcher.
He was predeceased by his wife and his father.
A Celebration of Life Service was held at 11 a.m. on Monday, June 4, 2012, at the Saints Delight Pentecostal Holiness Church.
Interment followed in the Lambert Cemetery, directed by the Georgetown Chapel of McKenzie Funeral Home.
Visitation was from 6 to 8 p.m. on Sunday evening, June 3, 2012, in the church sanctuary.
McKenzie Funeral Home was honored to serve the Kennedy family.
Online Condolences may be sent at McKenzieFH.com.
Sarah Elizabeth McKnight, 59, passed away Sunday, June 3, 2012 at her home.
Born on December 8, 1952, in Trenton, NJ, she was a daughter of the late Robert McKnight and the late Dolores Mae Kelly. Ms. McKnight was a craft person and enjoyed gardening, cooking and doing crossword puzzles.
Survivors include her companion, Tony L. Marlowe; two children, Tammy Sessions and Kelly Castelli- Hite; four grandchildren, David T. Sessions, Jared M. Castelli, Natalie G. Hite and Hunter J. Hite; one sister, Delores M. Altman; and one niece, Kimberly McGeehan.
A memorial service will be held at a later date.
Graham Funeral Home of Georgetown is in charge of the arrangements (www.grahamfuneralhome.org).
Herbert O. Morris of Fredericksburg and Stonewall, Texas died Friday, June 1, 2012. He was 82.
Funeral services were Monday, June 4, 2012 at 10 a.m. at Trinity Lutheran Church in Stonewall with Pastor Percy Smerek officiating.
Burial was in Trinity Lutheran Church Cemetery.
Mr. Morris was born in Georgetown on Aug. 13,1929, a son of the late Edgar C. and Dosia Anderson Morris.
He graduated from Porter Military Academy in Charleston.
He enlisted in the Army Air Corps and was stationed in Texas while he earned the rank of drill sergeant.
It was while serving his country that Mr. Morris met Lucille Immel on a double blind date.
In 2008 when Mrs. Morris died the couple had been married 58 years.
Following his military career, Mr. Morris earned a Bachelor’s degree in Business at St. Mary’s University in San Antonio while at the same time working odd jobs to support his family.
Mr. Morris was employed with GPM Insurance for 32 years and following retirement owned and operated Herb’s Motors in Stonewall for 25 years.
At the time of his death, Mr. Morris was still operating his business.
Mr. Morris was very civic minded, serving on the Stonewall Water Board and Stonewall Heritage Club.
He also was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church serving as President of the Church Council.
One of his greatest passions was the Lions Club. He was a member of the Founders Club in San Antonio serving as president.
He was also a past District Governor. A special project of his was the Texas Lions Camp in Kerrville which gave youth, who otherwise could not attend camp, a chance to experience the opportunity.
Throughout the years, Mr. Morris continued to work the Immel family farm in Stonewall.
Surviving are a daughter, Rebecca Hornyak and her husband William of Irving,Texas; sisters, Nell Morris Cribb of Georgetown and Ann Morris McDaniel of Charleston; two grandchildren, William L. Hornyak and his wife Erin and Kristen Bonelli and husband Tony; sisters-in-law, Margie F. Morris of Georgetown and Edith Morris of Pawleys Island; and a number of nieces and nephews.
Mr. Morris was preceded in death by his parents; Jack N. Morris and brothers and sisters, Clifton Morris, Daniel Morris, Rufus Morris, Lucille Morris Milton, Francis Morris, Ida Bell Morris and Marie Morris McCormick.
Local memorials may be made to Sampit United Methodist Church, 2814 St. Delight Road, Georgetown, SC, 29440.
W. S. “Sandy” Ragin
W. S. “Sandy” Ragin of Georgetown, S.C. died June 1, 2012, at his home.
Mr. Ragin was born in Rock Hill, S.C. on December 8, 1941, a son of the late John James and Naomi Sandel Ragin.
He was predeceased in death by his sister, Louisa Ragin Craig Dills.
Mr. Ragin was a member of Georgetown Presbyterian Church.
After graduating from Rock Hill High School in 1960, Mr. Ragin attended Clemson University and majored in Forestry.
He worked as a procurement forester for several companies before starting his own business, Ragin Wood Products.
Mr. Ragin retired in December, 2010.
He loved the outdoors and was an avid hunter and fisherman.
He is survived by his wife, Judith Walters Ragin of Georgetown; two sons, Wesley “Wes” Sandel Ragin Jr. and Jeffrey “Jeff” Keith Ragin, both of Garden City Beach; a grandson, Wesley “Trip” Sandel Ragin III of Garden City Beach; a brother, John James Ragin (Glenda) of York; and a sister, Victoria Ragin Shelton of Alabama.
Graveside services were held at 2 p.m. on Monday, June 4, 2012, at Pawleys Island Presbyterian Churchyard.
A memorial service followed at 3 p.m. at Georgetown Presbyterian Church.
Officiating was the Rev. Steven Wilkins and the Rev. William Puckett.
A reception was held after the memorial service in the church connector.
Sign a guestbook at www.mayerfuneralhome.com.
Memorials are suggested to: Tidelands Community Hospice, Inc., 2591 N. Fraser St., Georgetown, SC 29440 or to Georgetown Presbyterian Church, 558 Black River Rd., Georgetown, SC 29440.
The Georgetown Chapel of Mayer Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
Gloria White Simmons, 53, of the Sampit Community, Georgetown, SC, died Tuesday, May 29, 2012 at Georgetown Memorial Hospital, Georgetown, S.C.
Funeral services for Mrs. Simmons were held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, June 2, 2012 at New Hope UME Church, with burial following in the church cemetery.
Mrs. Simmons was born on August 31, 1958 in Georgetown, a daughter of John Lee Knowlin, Ervin Heard and Mrs. Lila White Heard. She completed her education in the public schools of Brooklyn, N.Y. and graduated from Clara Barton High School.
For a number of years she was employed as a driver and assistant supervisor for the Georgetown County Department of Public Services, Environmental Services Division.
She was a member of New Hope UME Church.
Survivors include her husband, James Simmons of Georgetown; three sons, Gerald White of Natchez, Miss., Germal White and James White of Georgetown; three daughters, Jamila White, Javette White and Janee Whitie, all of Georgetown; her parents, Ervin Heard and Lila Heard of Georgetown; her siblings, Eugene White, Annie White, Ervin Heard, Evette Heard, Jonathan Knowlin, Julia Bullock and Earl Grant, all of Georgetown, S.C., Vernia Knowlin of Fayetteville, N.C., and Richard Knowlin and Terry Knowlin of Brooklyn, N.Y.
Alice McLean Smith, 94, of Andrews, S.C., widow of Arthur Woodrow Smith died Sunday, June 3, 2012 at Tidelands Community Hospice House in Georgetown, S.C.
Alice was born in Dunn, N.C. on June 11, 1917, a daughter of the late William Jordan McLean and Emily Tarte McLean.
She grew up in North Carolina and South Carolina and graduated from Winyah High School in Georgetown.
Alice lived most of her life in Andrews, where she was an active member of First Baptist Church of Andrews.
She served her church in many positions.
Alice was known as a great storyteller, one of her many loves.
In addition to her husband and parents, Alice was predeceased by a son, Jimmy Smith; two brothers, Claude McLean and Alton McLean; and a sister Christine M. Davis.
Surviving are two sons, Arthur Smith (Linda) of Andrews and William Smith (Vicki) of Chattanooga, Tenn.; a daughter, Cathy Raines (Jim) of Cookeville, Tenn.; eight grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and a sister, Gladys M. Barrineau of Georgetown.
Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. on Tuesday morning, June 5, 2012 at First Baptist Church of Andrews.
Officiating was the Rev. Donald P. Sapp.
Burial will follow in Andrews Memorial Cemetery.
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The family received friends prior to the funeral service from 10 to 11 a.m. in the Parlor of First Baptist Church of Andrews
Memorials may be made to Tidelands Community Hospice, Inc., 2591 N. Fraser St., Georgetown, SC 29440 or First Baptist Church of Andrews, 6 N. Rosemary Ave., Andrews, SC 29510.
Minnie Inez Ward Wilson Thibeault, 71, the beloved wife of Clarence Thibeault of Georgetown, S.C., went home to be with the Lord on Saturday morning, June 2, 2012 at her residence.
Mrs. Thibeault was born the daughter of Jake Pyatt Howard and Annie Belle Johnson Howard on June 19, 1940 in Andrews, S.C.
She committed her life to acts of selfless giving for her family and gave an unconditional love to earn her the distinguished title - Beloved Mother.
She leaves behind her husband; seven children, Ivenelle “Cookie” (Doug) Madden, Charlie Ward, Flint P. Ward, Robert “Bubba” (Tiana) Wilson, William Oneal (Patricia) Wilson, Frank Sherman Wilson and Mark “Baby Ray” (Diane) Wilson; 15 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; three sisters, Viola (Eddie) Knight, Leona Scott, and Alberta (John) Gainey; and five brothers, Olin (Elaine) Howard, Jake (Betsy) Howard Jr, Oliver (Letha) Howard, Vernon (Penny) Howard, and Sidney (Deloris) Howard.
She was predeceased by her parents; two husbands, John C. Ward and Robert Wilson; and three brothers, Durant Howard, Pete Howard, and Walter Howard.
A Home Going Celebration was held at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, June 5, 2012 at the Spring Pond Pentecostal Holiness Church.
Interment followed in the church cemetery, directed by the Georgetown Chapel of McKenzie Funeral Home.
Visitation was from 6 to 8 p.m. on Monday evening, June 4, 2012 in the church sanctuary.
McKenzie Funeral Home was honored to serve the Thibeault family.
Online condolences may be sent at McKenzieFH.com.
Pamela Beal Winter, 68, of Georgetown, S.C. died Saturday, June 2, 2012, at her residence.
Mrs. Winter was born November 15, 1943, in Dallas Texas, the daughter of the late Harold Francis Beal, Jr. and Doris Nebel Beal.
She was a graduate of Winyah High School and attended Barry University.
Mrs. Winter retired after 23 years from The Department of Social Services in Georgetown.
Surviving are a son, Horace Garner Winter of Pawleys Island; a daughter, Doris Victoria Winter of Banner Elk, N.C.; a brother, Harold Francis Beal III of Rockport, Tenn.; a sister, Deborah Beal Thomas (William) of Georgetown; a grandson, Harold MacKenzie Winter of Pawleys Island; one nephew; and three nieces.
The family will receive friends Thursday, June 7, 2012 at the Georgetown Chapel of Mayer Funeral Home from 5 to 7 p.m. A private family burial will take place at Forest Lawn West Cemetery in Charlotte, N.C.
Sign a guestbook at: www.mayerfuneralhome.com.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorials to: Tidelands Community Hospice, Inc., 2591 North Fraser St., Georgetown, SC 29440.
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