Published on 9/10/2012
Donald O’Brien Cusack, 58, the beloved husband of Vera Nell Smith Cusack of Georgetown, S.C., departed this life Saturday evening, Sept. 8, 2012 at his residence.
Mr. Cusack was born the son of Herbert Leo Cusack and Elease Carolyn Burkette Cusack on February 22, 1954 in Georgetown.
He was a commercial fisherman and a member of the Rock Pentecostal Holiness Church.
He was a United States Marine veteran.
Mr. Cusack was a devoted husband, cherished father, and a loving grandfather.
He leaves behind his wife; seven children, Daphne Ann C. Johnson, Debra “Danielle” C. (Joe) Anderson, Anna Marie Cusack, Monica Briann Cusack, Chadwick Madison Cribb, Crystal Lanell Cribb, and Amanda Faye Ryals; and twenty grandchildren. He also leaves behind, a brother, Herbert Leo “Herbie” Cusack; and two sisters, Juanita Carolyn (Larry) Plogman and Melanie C. Brown.
He was predeceased by his parents; a son, Donald O. Cusack Jr.; a daughter, Christina Carolyn C. Forbes; and a brother, Johnnie James Cusack.
A Going Home Celebration will be held at 2 p.m. on Tuesday afternoon, Sept. 11, 2012 at Rock Pentecostal Holiness Church.
Interment will follow in the Pennyroyal Memorial Gardens directed by the Georgetown Chapel of McKenzie Funeral Home.
Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. on Monday evening, Sept. 10, 2012, in the sanctuary of Rock Pentecostal Holiness Church.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to: Hospice of South Carolina, 110 Dillon Drive, Spartanburg, SC 29307; or Rock Pentecostal Holiness Church, P.O. Box 521 Georgetown, SC 29442.
McKenzie Funeral Home is honored to serve the Cusack family. Online condolences may be sent to McKenzieFH@aol.com.
Lucian J. Greene, formerly of Georgetown died on Sept. 4, 2012 at Medical University of S.C. Hospital, Charleston, S.C. from injuries sustained in an automobile accident.
Funeral services for Mr. Greene will be held at noon on Wednesday, Sept. 12, 2012 at Bethel AME Church, Georgetown, conducted by Rev. Dr. C.M. Ragin.
Burial follows at Bethel’s cemetery.
Viewing will take place on Wednesday from 10 a.m. until the time of service in the sanctuary of the church.
Mr. Greene was born on January 8, 1921 in Georgetown, a son of Walter Greene and Mrs. Carrie Smith Greene.
After having served his country during World War II in the United States Army he moved to New York City.
He married the former Miss Mozella Manigault (now deceased) and was blessed with the births and rearing of two children.
Following his retirement from Lewis Purses in New York, he moved back south and settled in Lake City, S.C.
However, he retained his membership at Bethel AME Church in Georgetown and was dutiful there until his death.
Surviving are his children, Lucille Washington and Walter Greene; and two sisters, Ora Lee Anderson and Louise Williams.
Arrangements are entrusted to Wilds Funeral Home.
Tommy Griffin Hardwick, 75, widower of Kathryn J. Hardwick, passed away Friday, Sept. 7, 2012 at Georgetown Memorial Hospital.
Born on July 16, 1937, in Conway, he was a son of the late William Arthur Hardwick and the late Pearl Bellamy Hardwick. Mr. Hardwick was a faithful member of Eastside Free Will Baptist Church where he served as a choir member, former deacon, usher and Sunday School Superintendent.
Mr. Hardwick was a US Navy veteran and was a founding member of the local United Steel Workers Union.
He was a Clemson Tigers fan and enjoyed watching NASCAR racing, especially Dale Earnhardt Sr.
Survivors include one son, Rev. Tommy Hardwick Jr. of Georgetown; one grandchild, Brooklyn Nicole Hardwick; four brothers, Blondel Hardwick (Anna) of Conway, Vonnie Hardwick (Bev) of Conway, Estin Hardwick of Memphis, Tenn. and John Hardwick (Patricia) of Conway; five sisters, Essie Adair of Georgetown, Arthurleen Alford (Cole) of Georgetown, Joyce Ann Cunningham (Charles) of North Charleston, Betty Alford of Georgetown and Judy Hardwick of Goldsboro, N.C.; and a number of nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by one brother, Wade Hardwick.
Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 10, 2012 at Eastside Free Will Baptist Church with the Rev. Raymond Haselden.
Burial will follow in Pennyroyal Memorial Gardens.
The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. on Sunday at Eastside Free Will Baptist Church.
Graham Funeral Home of Georgetown is in charge of the arrangements (www.grahamfuneralhome.org).
Inez Alston Morant of the Plantersville community in Georgetown, died on Thursday, Sept. 6, 2012 at Tulane Memorial Hospital, New Orleans, La.
Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, Sept. 12, 2012 at 1 pm at Bethel AME Church, Plantersville, with burial following at Mt. Carmel Baptist Church Cemetery.
Mrs. Morant was born on November 5, 1953 in Georgetown, S.C., a daughter of Robert Alston and Mrs. Jannie Knowlin Alston, both deceased.
She graduated from Choppee High School and attended trade school afterwards.
Until a disability intervened, she worked for a number of years as a machine operator at AVX Corporation of Myrtle Beach, S.C.
A devoted parishioner and community worker, she was a faithful member of Mt. Carmel Baptist Church, a member of Beach Street Chapter #299 Order of the Eastern Star, Kabba Court #127, Daughter of Isis and George Herriot Assembly #256, Order of the Golden Circle.
The latter organizations will conduct memorial services for Mrs. Morant at the Wilds Chapel on Tuesday at 6:30 p.m.
Visitation will continue until 8pm.
Surviving are her husband, David Morant; a son, Anthony Morant; step-son, Julius Owens, daughter, Michelle Alston; brothers, Samuel, Buster and Harold Alston; and two sisters, Betty Alston and Marthena Alston.
Arrangments are under the direction of Wilds Funeral Home.
Ector Daniel Shepard, 82, of Georgetown, S.C. died Sunday, Sept. 9, 2012, in Tidelands Hospice House in Georgetown.
Mr. Shepard was born Sept. 22, 1929, in Kingstree, S.C., the son of the late Ector W. and Elise Daniel Shepard.
He was a graduate of Kingstree High School, Presbyterian College and the LSU School of Banking.
He then began a career in banking, retiring form First Citizens Bank. Mr. Shepard served in the U.S. Army as a 1st Lt. and was a member of Union Presbyterian Church.
He was preceded in death by his parents and his wife, Bevis Boyd Shepard.
Surviving are his daughter, Carol S. Morgan (C.J), of Dallas, Texas; his son, Ector Daniel “Dan” Shepard, Jr. (Penny), of Manning; two granddaughters, Matelon S. DeFreese (David), of Summerville, and Carrie Morgan, of Arlington, Texas; and one grandson, Seth Morgan, of Dallas, Texas.
Graveside funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2012, in Union Presbyterian Church Cemetery.
The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. on Monday at Williamsburg Funeral Home in Kingstree.
Memorials may be made to Tidelands Community Hospice, 2591 N. Fraser St., Georgetown, SC 29440 or Union Presbyterian Church, c/o Diane Boyd 114 E. Brooks St. Kingstree, SC 29556. Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.WilliamsburgFuneralHome.com.