The relatives and friends of Mr. and Mrs. Robert A. Benke, Jr., are invited to attend the funeral services of the latter in First Baptist Church of Johns Island, Sunday afternoon, October 14, 2001 at Three O'clock. Interment, Live Oak Memorial Gardens. Friends may call at J. HENRY STUHR, INC., WEST ASHLEY CHAPEL, Saturday evening from Six until Eight O'clock.
The relatives and friends of Mrs. Celia L. Hirshey are invited to attend her funeral services in J. HENRY STUHR, INC., WEST ASHLEY CHAPEL, Saturday afternoon, October 13, 2001 at Two O'clock. Interment: Live Oak Memorial Gardens. Arrangements by J. HENRY STUHR'S, WEST ASHLEY CHAPEL.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Westminster Presbyterian Church, 1157 Sam rittenburg Blvd., Charleston, SC 29407.
GOLDSBORO - Mrs. Marilyn Swicegood Mays, 78, of 408 Taylor Place, died Friday at her home.A native of Charleston, SC and reared in Summerville, SC, she was the daughter of the late John Willis Swicegood and Caroline Bell Swicegood and was married for 55 years to the late Dr. Oliver Aiken Mays. Mrs. Mays attended the University of South Carolina in Columbia and became a registered nurse at the School of Nursing of the Medical University of South Carolina. She later served as a Second Lieutenant in the United States Army Nurses Corps. Mrs. Mays served with her husband in places such as Paris, France, Wiesbaden, Germany and Nome, Alaska and many other bases in the United States. After moving to Goldsboro, Mrs. Mays became a member of St. Paul United Methodist Church, where she was involved with the Sanctuary Choir and the Susanne Wesley Circle. She was also a member of the Retired Officers Wives Association, the Gardenettes Garden Club, the Neuse River Foundation, the AMA Alliance, Inc. and a life member of the Medical University of South Carolina Alumni Association.Funeral services will be held at St. Paul United Methodist Church at 11 a.m. Rev. Charles Morrison officiating. Graveside services will be held Tuesday at 2 p.m. at Greenlawn Memorial Park in Columbia, SC.Mrs. Mays is survived by her sons, Roy Aiken Mays, II and Charlotte of Jamestown, SC and Roger Willis Mays and his wife, Virginia Ann of Morehead City; sister, Imogene Williams of Summerville, SC; brothers, Roger Mason Swicegood of Summerville, SC and Daniel Swicegood of Greenville, NC; grandchildren, Rob, Will, Erin and Geoff; and a special friend, John Malfy of Goldsboro.Mrs. Mays was preceded in death by an infant son, a daughter, Janet Marilyn Mays, a sister, Carrie Bell Schultz and brothers, George Wesley Swicegood, John Willis Swicegood, Jr. and Edwin Franklin Swicegood.In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St. Paul United Methodist Church, 204 E. Chestnut Street, Goldsboro, NC 27530.Honorary pallbearers will be the Wayne County Medical Society.The family will receive friends Sunday from 7 to 9 p.m. at Seymour Funeral Home and other times at the residence.
William E. Campbell, 73, of Pineville, S.C., died October 1 at his residence. Born in St. James, Minn., to the late James Henry and Nelle Mae Godwin Campbell. Mr. Campbell was retired from Wallace Expanding Machien Company located in Indianapolis, Ind. His sister, Alice Anne Gore of Hudson, Fla.; a brother, James Godwin Campbell of Indianapolis, Ind., and several nieces and nephews survive him. All services will be private.
McALISTER-SMITH FUNERAL HOME, GOOSE CREEK CHAPEL, is serving the Campbell family.
Entered into eternal rest, Friday, October 12, 2001, Mr. James A. Coaxum of N. Charleston, a long time employee of Morris Sokol Furniture Co. He is the beloved father of Ms. Carla Z. Coaxum and Mrs. Celestine Washington; husband of Mrs. Mary R. Coaxum; devoted friend of Ms. Betty Brisbane; son of Dea. Christopher Coaxum, Sr.; brother of Mr. Leroy Coaxum, Mr. Christopher Coaxum, Jr. (Cassandra), Mrs. Delores Lawrence (Robert), Mrs. Orabell Williams (Kenneth), Mr. Oscar Coaxum (Beaulah), Mr. Kenneth Coaxum (Gwendolyn), and Mrs. Denise Pope; nephew of Mr. Jerry Coaxum (Albertha) and Mr. Willie Wright (Louise). Friends may visit at 101-B, N. Romney St., and at the residence of Dea. Coaxum, 408 Willow Ct. (N. Charleston). Funeral arrangements will be announce by DOROTHY'S HOME FOR FUNERALS.
GREEN, SR., Robert
Entered into eternal rest on Saturday, September 13, 2001, Mr. Robert A. Green, Sr., beloved father of Mrs. Ruth I. Green (Charles), Felicia A. Briggs (Edward), Robert A. Green (Peaches). Former husband of Mrs. Ruth Thomlinson Green. Late residence, 23 Ashe St., Charleston, S.C. Family will be receiving friends at 45 Kennedy St., Charleston, S.C. Friends may call at FIELDING HOME FOR FUNERALS, 722-3348, or 1-800-290-5954. Funeral notice later.
AUGUSTA, GA. - Mrs. Mary Connie Friend, 59, entered into rest, Friday, October 12, 2001, in a Morristown, Tenn., hospital.
Funeral Mass will be held, 1 p.m., Tuesday, October 16, 2001, at St. Mary on the Hill Catholic Church, with Fr. P. James Costigan celebrant. Interment will follow in Westover Memorial Park.
Mrs. Friend was a native of Lynchburg, Va., and lived in Augusta for eight years. While in Augusta, she was employe das a Program Assistant for the University of Georgia Extension Service and was a volunteer for St. Joseph Hospice. She was a member of St. Mary on the Hill Catholic Church.
Surviving are husband, E. Wyatt Friend, Morristown, Tenn.; son, Joseph Wyatt Friend, Summerville, S.C.; daughter, Angela Marie Friend Smith, Simpsonville, S.C.; one sister, Lona Honoree Jeter, Norfolk, Va., and five grandchildren, and one great-grandchild. She was predeceased by a sister, Sojia Elise Alvis.
The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m., Monday, with the Rosary at 6:30 p.m., at Poteet Funeral Home - West Chapel, 3686 Wheeler Road, Augusta.
In lieu of flowers, family suggests contributions to Vanderbuilt Center for Lung Research, Attn: Pulmonary Fibrosis Research, T1217 Medical Center North, 1161 21st Ave. South, Nashville, N.W., Tenn. 37232-2650.
POTEET FUNERAL HOME - WEST CHAPEL.
KINGSTREE - Elizabeth Mixon Brockington died Sunday, October 14, 2001, at her residence after an illness.
Mrs. Brockington was born in Sumter, S.C., a daughter of the late Oscar and Betty Guerry Mixon. She was a graduate of Kingstree High School and attended Columbia College, taking business courses and choir. She was a secretary for many years, pianist for Millwood United Methodist Church for many years, a member of Three Rivers Society and a member of Kingstree United Methodist Church, where she was very active in the Kindergarten class.
Surviving is her husband, John David Brockington of Kingstree.
Funeral services will be at 11 a.m., Tuesday, October 16, 2001, in the Kingstree United Methodist Church with burial in the Kingstree Memorial Gardens.
The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m., Monday, at the residence, 310 Singleton Ave., Kingstree, S.C.
Memorials may be made to Kingstree United Methodist Church, 510 N. Longstreet St., Kingstree, S.C. 29556, or Millwood United Methodist Church, 807 4th Ave., Kingstree, S.C. 29556.
BROCKINGTON FUNERAL HOME, LAKE CITY, is in charge.
The relatives and friends of David Allen and Lisa Seyle Kynoski are invited to attend the Mass of Christian Burial for their son, David Kyle Kynoski at 4 p.m., Monday, October 15, 2001, at the Church of the Nativity. The Rite of Committal will be in Holy Cross Cemetery on James Island. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the James Island Middle School Courtyard Fund, 1484 Camp Road, Charleston, S.C. 29412, or to Nativity Catholic Church Altar Servers Ministry, 1061 Folly Road, Charleston, S.C. 29412. Arrangements by JAMES A. MCALISTER FUNERAL HOME, 1620 SAVANNAH HWY. 766-1365.
Entered into eternal rest on Saturday evening, October 13, 2001, Rev. Richard Alston, 84 years old, the assistant pastor of New Holmes Street Baptist Church. Residence, 463 Race St., Charleston, S.C. The beloved husband of Mrs. Lucille M. Alston, the devoted father of Mrs. Catherine Debarr (William), Mrs. Mary Brown (Herbert), Mrs. Sandra Jamison (Arthur), Mrs. Minnie L. Sherrold, Mr. Richard Clary Alston, Mr. Timothy Alston, Mrs. Laura Ann Alston, Mrs. Thelma Magwood (Robert), and the late Mr. Archie Alston and Mr. Paul Alston.
W.M. SMITH-MCNEAL FUNERAL HOME, INC., 2 Radcliffe St., Charleston, S.C., will announce the funeral services, (843) 722-3676, 1-800-924-5659, or e-mail a memorial message at email@example.com.
Entered into eternal rest on the morning of October 14, 2001, Emogene "Tootsie" Alligood Bottoms. Residence Ladson, South Carolina. The relatives and friends are invited to attend her funeral services at the graveside, Carolina Memorial Gardens, Wednesday morning, October 17, 2001 at 11:00 o'clock. Friends may call at STUHR'S GREENRIDGE ROAD CHAPEL Tuesday evening between 6 and 8 o'clock. The family request that in lieu of flowers memorials be made to the National Kidney Foundation, P.O. Box 212634, Columbia, SC 29221.
Mrs. Bottoms was born October 4, 1940 in Thomasville, Georgia a daughter of the late Joseph William and Lucimae Callahan Alligood. She was a graduate of North Charleston High School and a member of Friendship Baptist Church in North Charleston, SC.
Surviving are her husband Harold Thomas Bottoms of North Charleston, her sons; Harold Thomas Bottoms, Jr. of Huger, SC and Michael Joseph Bottoms of Ladson, SC; a daughter, Robin B. Seay of Summerville, SC and a sister, Frances Holliday of Charleston, SC and three grandchildren.
Abraham Sanchez, 6, of Ridgeville, died Thursday evening.
A Funeral Mass will be held on Tuesday, October 16, 2001 at 10:00 o'clock in St. Thomas the Apostle Catholic Church, 6650 Dorchester Road, North Charleston, 29418. Rite of Committal with Final Commendation will be in Dorchester Memory Gardens, Summerville.
Friends may call at James A. Dyal Funeral Home, Summerville from 5 until 7 o'clock this evening, where a Prayer Service will be held at 6:00 o'clock.
Born on July 22, 1995, in Fresno, California, a son of Jesus Sanchez and Maria Evelia Gonzeles Sanchez of Ridgeville.
Abraham was in the first grade at Harleyville-Ridgeville Elementary School. He attended St. Thomas the Apostle Catholic Church.
Surviving are his father and mother and two sisters, Daisy and Stephanie Sanchez of Ridgeville.
Arrangements by JAMES A. DYAL FUNERAL HOME, 303 SOUTH MAIN STREET, SUMMERVILLE, SOUTH CAROLINA.
Entered into eternal rest on the afternoon of Saturday, October 13, 2001, Mr. Leroy Jones, residence 2751 E. Surrey Drive, North Charleston, SC. He is the beloved father of Mrs. Angela Jones-Green (Ike), Mrs. Evella Simmons (Joseph, III), Mr. Steven Jones (Julie), Mrs. Anna Thomas (Willie Ray), Mr. Nathaniel Jones (Lucy), Mrs. Josephine Myers (Joseph), and Mrs. Annabelle Phillips, uncle of a special niece Mrs. Celestine Green, brother-in-law of Mrs. Mary Robinson. Funeral arrangements to be announced by HARLESTON-BOAGS FUNERAL HOME, INC. 121 Calhoun St. (Downtown) Charleston, SC, phone (843) 723-3066.
RISHER, JR., William
William W. Risher, II, 72, died on Thursday, October 11, on Kiawah Island, S.C. Born in Charleston to Viola Henderson Wilbert and the late William W. Risher. He was a graduate of the Citadel and received his masters from the University of Maryland. Mr. Risher served his country as a Lt. in the United States Army, serving in the Korean Conflict. He was a retired Comptroller for the U.S. Federal Government. Mr. Risher was also a member of St. Michaels Episcopal Church. He is survived by his mother, Viola Henderson Wilbert of Orlando, Fla.; son William Risher and a daughter, Harriet Risher, both of Columbia, S.C., and a sister, Barbara Risher Smith of Orlando, Fla. The family will receive friends, Sunday, October 14, from 6 to 8 p.m. at McALISTER-SMITH FUNERAL HOME, DOWNTOWN CHAPEL, 150 Wentworth St. Funeral services will be 11 a.m., Monday, October 15, in the funeral home chapel. Burial with military honors will be in Beaufort National Cemetery at 2 p.m. Memorial contributions may be sent to York Place: Episcopal Church Home for Children, 234 Kings Mountain St., York, S.C. 29745. McAlister-Smith Funeral Home is serving the Risher family.
Entered into eternal rest on Saturday, October 13, 2001, Mrs. Alma Gantt Simmons, beloved wife of Mr. Isaac Simmons, mother of Pamela Simmons-Beasley, Vincent L. Simmons, Carmen S. Adderley and Rodney K. Simmons, sister of Deacon Christopher C. Gantt, Jr. and Mr. Alex Gantt. Late residence 1304 Joshua Drive, Charleston, SC. Funeral notice later.
Arrangements by WALKER'S MORTUARY "Chapel of Peace" 3407 Old Pond Rd., John's Island, SC, phone 559-0341.
Corine Mitchum Massalon, 80, widow of John J. Massalon of Mt. Pleasant, SC died Saturday, October 3, 2001 in a local nursing home. The funeral service will be Tuesday, October 16, 2001 in Christ Episcopal Church, Six Mile, at 1:00 o'clock. Interment will follow in Christ Episcopal Churchyard. Friends may call at J. HENRY STUHR, INC., MOUNT PLEASANT CHAPEL Monday evening from 6:00 until 8:00 o'clock.
Mrs. Massalon was born in Bethera, SC, a daughter of William M. and Carrie Shaw Mitchum. She was a retired employee of Piggly Wiggly and was a member of Christ Episcopal Church.
Survived by her daughter, Joye M. Bruorton of Charleston, SC, son, John J. "Jim" Massalon of Mt. Pleasant, SC, step-daughter, Grace M. Kinman of Miami, Florida, a brother, Clarence J. Mitchum of Hollywood, SC, two sisters, Dorothy M. Smoak of Meggett, SC and Virginia M. Shannon of West Palm Beach, Florida, two grandchildren, Brandi Bruorton and Jessie Bruorton, one great-grandson, Jeremy Joseph Bruorton and three step-grandchildren.
Flowers accepted or memorials may be made to Christ Episcopal Church, Building Fund, 2304 Highway 17 North, Mt. Pleasant, SC 29464.
The relatives and friends of John Laskovitch, are invited to attend his funeral service Tuesday, October 16, 2001 in Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church at 3:00 o'clock. Interment will follow in Mount Pleasant Memorial Gardens with full military honors. Friends may call at J. HENRY STUHR, INC., MOUNT PLEASANT CHAPEL, Monday evening from 6 until 8 o'clock where a Trisagion Service will be held at 7 o'clock.
The relatives and friends of Franklin A. Lail are invited to attend his memorial service Tuesday afternoon, October 16, 2001 in J. HENRY STUHR, INC., MOUNT PLEASANT CHAPEL at 3:30 o'clock. Inurnment will follow in Mount Pleasant Memorial Gardens.
Memorials may be made to HOSPICE OF CHARLESTON, 3896 Leeds Avenue, North Charleston, SC 29405.
The relatives and friends of Sue Hadaway Paul, wife of John Robertson Paul, Jr., M.D., are invited to attend her funeral services in First (Scots) Presbyterian Church this Monday at 4:00 o'clock. Interment: Private. Friends may call at J. HENRY STUHR, INC., DOWNTOWN CHAPEL.
Memorials may be made to the Coastal Center, 9995 Miles Jamison Road, Ladson, S.C. 29456, or to the John Ancrum Society (SPCA), 3861 Leeds Ave., North Charleston, S.C. 29405.
ARRANGEMENTS BY J. HENRY STUHR, INC., DOWNTOWN CHAPEL.
The relatives and friends of Mr. Joseph Belton, those of his mother, Mrs. Georganna Deveaux, sisters, Mrs. Gloria Rivera and Mrs. Elizabeth Kennedy are invited to attend his funeral service on Wednesday, October 17, 2001 at 1:00 p.m. in New Zion RMUE Church, 4607 Dorsey Ave., North Charleston, SC. Interment church cemetery. Visitation with the family on Tuesday from 7:00 to 8:00 p.m. at the church. Arrangements by SUBURBAN FUNERAL HOME, INC.
Mildred Ward Purdy, widow of Henry Klugh Purdy, Jr., departed this life on Monday, October 15, 2001 at a local Beaufort hospital.
Mrs. Purdy was born on April 20, 1917 in Lincolnton, NC. She is the daughter of the late William Henry Ward and Ada Justine Pharr Ward. She was predeceased by her sisters, Willa Ward Shipman of Ridgeland, Mary Lila Ward Smoak of Walterboro and a brother, Granville Geer Ward of Florence.
Mrs. Purdy attended Furman University and graduated from The University of South Carolina in 1937, earning a degree in Journalism and French.
Her father, Dr. W. H. Ward, Superintendent of Schools in Walterboro for many years, was instrumental in forming the Extension Divisions of USC, becoming Director of The Extension Division in Columbia in 1937 until his retirement in 1957. Mrs. Purdy was the daughter-in-law of Sen. and Mrs. Henry Klugh Purdy (Mary Augusta Ryan) of Ridgeland.
Mrs. Purdy and her husband, Klugh, were partners in many businesses in Ridgeland. Blessed with keen and inquiring minds and great fortitude, they were an inspiration to those who knew them, always eager to help their fellowman in any way they could, monetarily or otherwise.
Mrs. Purdy was a devoted wife, a loving mother and a doting grandmother, a kind and caring friend to all, both black and white, in Jasper County and beyond. She is survived by a daughter, Eleanor Ward Purdy Tillman and her husband, Bobby of Beaufort, and a son, Henry Klugh Purdy, III (Rock) and his wife, Lyn, of Hilton Head Island. Also, five grandchildren: Sen. Chauncey Klugh Gregory and his wife, Sherri, of Lancaster, Alice Gray Gregory, Richard Evans Richards Gregory, and Roxanne Eleanor Purdy, all of Charleston, and Katherine Ryan Purdy of Hilton Head Island. Surviving also are two great-grandchildren, Marshall Klugh Purdy Gregory and Ellen Gray Gregory of Lancaster and several nieces and nephews. She held a special place in her heart for each one.
Funeral services will be held at Saint Paul's United Methodist Church in Ridgeland at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, October 17, 2001, with burial in Grahamville Cemetery. Visitation will be held at Sauls Funeral Home on Tuesday, October 16, 2001, from 6 until 8:00 p.m.
Pallbearers for Mrs. Purdy will be: Tommy Scoggins, Ken Bush, Daniel Henderson, Ralph Bailey, Tom Thomas, George Patterson. Honorary Pallbearers, Patrick Morley, Sherwood Fender, Henry Tillman, Thaire Daley, Lee Dasher, Walter Morgan.
The family requests that remembrances be made to charities of choice.
SAULS FUNERAL HOME of Ridgeland, SC in charge of arrangements.