Elva Richardson Bailey, 95, of Andrews, S.C., widow of Arthur Lee Bailey, died Wednesday, September 19, 2012, at her residence.
Mrs. Bailey was born in Aynor on September 3, 1917, a daughter of the late William Hampton Richardson and Leta King Richardson.
She graduated from Aynor High School and attended Lander College and Appalachian State University.
Mrs. Bailey taught in Horry County schools before moving to Andrews, where she was a dental assistant for 41 years.
She worked for both Dr. S. E. Johnson and Dr. Charles Jones.
Mrs. Bailey was a member of Trinity United Methodist Church for over 70 years.
She was a wonderful mother, faithful Christian, and loved her church.
Surviving are a son, William “Bill” Lee Bailey (Jackie) of Andrews; a daughter, Rose Rogers (Larry) of Andrews; three grandchildren, William Lee Bailey Jr. (Linda) of Florence, and Lesley Howard (Jimmy) and Stephen Rogers (Wendy), both of Andrews; and three great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be at 5 p.m. on Friday afternoon, September 21, 2012, at Trinity United Methodist Church.
Officiating will be the Rev. Dr. Ben M. Gafford and the Rev. David Marcy.
Burial will follow at Andrews Memorial Cemetery.
The family received friends on Thursday evening, September 20, 2012, at the Andrews Chapel of Mayer Funeral Home, from six until eight o’clock.
Sign a guestbook at: www.mayerfuneralhome.com.
Memorials are suggested to: Trinity United Methodist Church, 205 S. Rosemary Ave., Andrews, SC 29510 or to Hospice Care of SC, 110 Dillon Dr., Spartanburg, SC 29307.
Brenda Jean Richardson Benton, age 60, of Murrells Inlet, S.C., loving mother and grandmother, died Wednesday, September 19, 2012 at Waccamaw Community Hospital.
Born in Conway, S.C., she was a daughter of the late Thomas Hubert and Betty Jane Richardson.
Survivors include her two sons, Tommy Benton (Kay) of Socastee and Jeffery Benton (Wendy) of Murrells Inlet; three grandchildren, Jessica G., Dakotah and Austin Benton; an aunt and uncle, Bobby and Dorothy Mew of Rock Hill, S.C.; and special friends, Bob and Toni Winn of Murrells Inlet.
A gathering of family and friends will be held on Saturday, September 22, 2012 from 5 to 7 p.m. at Goldfinch Funeral Home, Beach Chapel.
An online guestbook is available at www.goldfinchfuneralhome.com/obituaries.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Murrells Inlet/Garden City Fire and Rescue, P.O. Box 648 Murrells Inlet, SC 29576.
Goldfinch Funeral Home, Beach Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.
Lillian M. Braswell, known by many as Nanny or Ms. B., departed this life on Thursday, September 20, 2012.
She was born in Decatur County, Ga. on July 17, 1920 where she resided until moving to live with her daughter in Georgetown in 1982.
She worked at the Ball & Que Restaurant and retired from door greeting at Wal-Mart in 2010 at age 89.
She was a member of Bethany Baptist Church in Brinson, Ga. but attended First Baptist Church of Georgetown.
She is survived by one daughter, Patricia B. Martin of Georgetown; two grandchildren, Greg Martin and Marisa M. Cooper of Georgetown; four great-grandchildren, Tori Bowers (Robert) and Keith Martin, both of Charleston and Madison Cooper and Jarrett Cooper, both of Georgetown.
Completing her fifth generation are Brayden Bowers and Everette Bowers.
She is also survived by many nieces, nephews and cousins in Decatur County, Ga. and Seminole County, Ga.
She was preceded in death by her husband, RA Braswell; eldest granddaughter, Dee Dee Martin; and son-in-law, Milton Martin.
Visitation will be held from 1 to 2 p.m. on Saturday, September 22, 2012 at Graham Funeral Home, directly followed by a funeral service at 2 p.m.
Burial will be in the Bethany Baptist Church Cemetery in Brinson, Ga. on Monday.
Memorials may be made to Tidelands Community Hospice House, 2591 N. Fraser St. Georgetown, SC 29440 or to First Baptist Church Keyboard Fund, 219 Cleland St. Georgetown, SC 29440.
Graham Funeral Home of Georgetown is in charge of the arrangements (www.grahamfuneralhome.org).
Beatrice Johnson Cooper, 93, of Georgetown, S.C., widow of Marvin Thomas Cooper, went home to be with her Lord and join her awaiting loved ones on Tuesday morning, September 18, 2012, at her residence.
Mrs. Cooper was born a daughter of William C. Johnson and Anzie A. Lambert Johnson on December 31, 1918 in the Earles Community of Andrews, S.C.
She was a 32-year inspector for Oneita Industries.
She was a faithful lifetime member of the St. Delight Pentecostal Holiness Church where she served for many years in numerous positions, including former president of the Women’s Ministry and 60-plus years as a Sunday School teacher.
She committed her life to acts of selfless giving as a wife and mother; to fervent prayer and devoted Bible study as a woman of Godliness; and demonstrated unconditional love to her family and friends earning her the distinguished title – Beloved and Godly Mother.
She leaves behind two children, Dr. Alvin T. (Mary) Cooper and Janet C. (Rupert) Pope; five grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; seven great-great-grandchildren; three brothers, Levis (Alice) Johnson, Bobby (Shama) Johnson, JC (Lydia) Johnson; one sister, Mildred (HB) Shirley; and a large number of nieces and nephews.
She was predeceased by her parents; her husband; a son, Bobby Dunham Cooper; a granddaughter, Gwen Alexander; four brothers, Russell Johnson, Hubert Johnson, Lawrence Johnson, and Calvin C. “Pete” Johnson; and one sister, Martha J. Cooper.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. on Friday, September 21, 2012 at the Saints Delight Pentecostal Holiness Church.
Interment will follow in the Sampit United Methodist Church Cemetery, directed by the Georgetown Chapel of McKenzie Funeral Home.
Visitation was from 6 to 8 p.m. on Thursday evening, September 20, 2012, in the Saints Delight PHC sanctuary.
McKenzie Funeral Home is honored to serve the Cooper Family.
An Online Family Register is at McKenzieFH.com.
Herbert Dease Jr.
Herbert Dease Jr., 44, of the Plantersville Community, Georgetown, S.C. died on Thursday, September 13, 2011 in Conway, S.C.
Funeral services for Mr. Dease were held at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, September 20, 2012 at St. Paul AME Church.
Burial followed in the church cemetery.
Mr. Dease was born August 31,1968 to Herbert Dease Sr. and Mrs. Blondell Bromell Dease.
He attended Georgetown County public schools and graduated from Choppee High School.
He was a member of St. Paul AME Church and worked as a machinist with Wellman Industries, Eastern Industrial and J & F Manufacturing Company.
Survivors include his step-mother, Wilhelmena Deas; four step brothers, Roseman Dease and Gabriel Dease of Fayetteville, N.C., Roy Dease of Georgetown, S.C. and Nathaniel Dease of Ellenwood, Ga.; and one step-sister, Swornia Thomas of Plantation, Fla.
Funeral services arrangements were entrusted to Wilds Funeral Home, LLC.
Dr. Eugene Proctor
Dr. Eugene Clemson Proctor, age 91, of Conway, S.C. died September 20, 2012, following an illness.
Dr. Proctor was born in Conway, a son of the late Clemson and Gussie Elnita Vaught Proctor.
He was a member of First Baptist Church of Conway where he had been a deacon and past chairman and a Sunday School teacher.
He earned an undergraduate degree from Furman University and a post-graduate DDS degree from Emory University.
Dr. Proctor was a member of the Board of Trustees at Furman University for 25 years and served as Chairman of the Board for six of those years.
He was also a past member and chairman of the Executive Committee at Furman.
Dr. Proctor practiced dentistry in Conway for 40 years and was a member and past president of the Pee Dee Dental Society, member and past president of the South Carolina Dental Association, and a member and past president of the South Carolina Board of Dental Examiners.
He served as a delegate to the American Dental Association for six years and was a fellow of the American College of Dentists and the International College of Dentists.
In 1970, and again in 1972, Dr. Proctor organized and led a delegation of dentists on trips to Europe and the Soviet Union under the auspices of the People-To-People Program, to study dental care abroad.
He was accompanied by his wife, Louise, on these trips. Dr. Proctor was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II, having served in the Dental Corps.
He was a member of various community organizations over the years, including the Pee Dee Boy Scout Council, the Conway Chamber of Commerce, and American Legion Post 111.
He was also a member of the Conway Rotary Club for 66 years and received the Rotary Distinguished Service Award in 1982.
In 2002, Dr. Proctor was elected to the Conway High School Hall Of Fame by the Conway High School Educational Foundation.
Dr. Proctor was predeceased by his wife of 56 years, Margaret Louise Moffett Proctor.
Surviving are three sons, Lawrence Eugene Proctor of Conway, Douglas Carlisle Proctor (Margaret) of Indian Trail, N.C., and Scott Clemson Proctor (Sharon) of Murrells Inlet, S.C.; one daughter, Carol Proctor Skipper (Larry) of Jacksonville, Fla.; one brother, Dr. Edward LeRoy “Ed” Proctor (Birdie) of Conway; one sister, Dorothy Proctor Foxworth of Georgetown, S.C.; seven grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and his very special caregiver for many years, Emma Parker.
Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. on Saturday, September 22nd at Conway First Baptist Church with Dr. Bob Guffey officiating. Burial will follow in Lakeside Cemetery.
The family will receive friends from 5 to 7 p.m. on Friday, September 21, 2012 at the funeral home.
Clarence Sanders Jr.
Clarence Sanders Jr., 75, of Georgetown, S.C. died Thursday, September 13, 2012 at his residence.
Funeral services for Mr. Sanders will be held 1 p.m. on Saturday, September 22, 2012 at Arnett AME Church.
Burial will take place 10 a.m. on Monday, September 24, 2012 at Florence National Cemetery in Florence, S.C.
Viewing will be held from 11 a.m. until the time of service on Saturday, September 22, 2012 in the sanctuary of Arnett AME Church.
Mr. Sanders was born January 21, 1937 in New Orleans, La. to Clarence Sanders Sr. and Mrs. Gertrude Davis Sanders.
He attended the public schools of Louisiana and was a member of Greater St. Stephen AME Church.
He was a retired Computer Technician for the United States Air Force.
Survivors include his wife, Mildred Sanders of Georgetown, S.C.; four sons, Anthony Thomas of Columbia, S.C., Joseph Sanders of Roswell, Ga., Dana Sanders of Seattle, Wash. and Gerard Thomas of Columbia, S.C.; two daughters: Melissa Thomas-Proctor of Roswell, Ga. and Maurisette Thomas-Snow of Georgetown, S.C.
Funeral service arrangements are entrusted to Wilds Funeral Home.
Robert Milton Skipper, age 66, of Conway, S.C. passed away Tuesday, September 18, 2012 at his residence.
Mr. Skipper was born January 10, 1946 in Conway, the son of the late Bruce Skipper and Elberta Smith Skipper Murrow.
Prior to his illness, Mr. Skipper worked many years as an electrician in the area. He attended Waccamaw House of Worship and enjoyed music, playing the guitar, and fishing.
In addition to his parents, Mr. Skipper was predeceased by two sisters; Helen Melton and Hazel Sidell.
Survivors include his sister, Ronda S. King of Conway; his nephews, Robert Sidell and wife, Marilyn, of Georgetown, Jamie High and his wife Sabrina, of Georgetown; his nieces, Cheryl Bookhart of Georgetown, Jody M. Lambert and her fiancé James “Bubba” Turner, of Andrews, Renee Phillips and her husband, Jarod, of Walterboro, SC; his great nephews, Jarrett and Brandon Turner both of Andrews; great nieces, Madison and Morgan High both of Georgetown.
A funeral service will be held at 3 p.m. on Friday, September 21, 2012 at Waccamaw House of Worship with Reverend Joe Young and Chaplain Jeff Wallace officiating.
Burial will immediately follow at Pauley Swamp Baptist Church Cemetery.
The family received friends from 6 to 8 p.m. on Thursday September 20, 2012 at Dickinson Funeral Home.
Memorial donations may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, SC Chapter, 1039 44th Avenue North, Myrtle Beach, SC 29577.
Dickinson Funeral Home (1-843-488-4600), 3304 Fourth Avenue, Conway, SC 29527 is serving the family.
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