The relatives and friends of Mr. Wade Alston of Summerville, S.C., husband of Mrs. Mattie Alston, are invited to attend his funeral services, Thursday, January 17, 2002, 1 p.m., at St. James AME Church, Summerville, S.C. (Cooper Store). Interment, church cemetery. Viewing will be on Wednesday from 3 to 8 p.m., with the family receiving friends from 6 to 7 p.m., at GETHERS FUNERAL HOME, INC., 200 Grace St., Moncks Corner, S.C.
Mrs. Lucille Tuten Polk, 92, of 401 East Holly Street in Hampton, died Tuesday morning at her residence after an extended illness.
Mrs. Polk was born in Hampton County, December 6, 1909, a daughter of the late Redden and Susan Sheppard Tuten. She had served as Office Manager of the Hampton Shell Station and Polk's Muffler for 47 years. She was a member of the Hopewell Baptist Church.
Surviving are, son and daughter-in-law, George T. "Dick" and Betty Frances Polk of Hampton; three grandsons and wives, Dickie and Sandra Polk, Jr., Jimmie and April Polk, Sr., all of Hampton; Arnold and Louise Jones of Islandton; granddaughter and husband, Sherri and Ernest Shaw of Hampton; and granddaughter, Sandra Raez of Summerville; 12 great-grandchildren and five great-great-grandchildren. She was pre-deceased by two daughters.
Funeral services will be 11 a.m., Thursday, in the Chapel of Peeples-Rhoden Funeral Home in Hampton, conducted by Rev. Jule Young and Dr. Greg Clements with burial in the Hampton Cemetery, directed by PEEPLES-RHODEN FUNERAL HOME IN HAMPTON.
Friends may call in the Chapel in Hampton after 6 p.m., Wednesday, and Thursday morning prior to services.
The family suggests that those who wish may send memorials to the Palmetto Health Hospice, P.O. Box 1123, Bamberg, S.C. 29003.
TYSON, III, Stephen
Stephen Eason "Steve" Tyson, III, 52, of 180 Rivers Turn Road, Orangeburg, died Monday, January 14, 2002, at a regional hospital. Funeral services will be 2 p.m., Thursday, January 17, at First Baptist Church. Rev. Dr. Terry Peele and Rev. Jack Anderson officiating. Burial in Memorial Park Cemetery with Masonic Rites. DUKES-HARLEY FUNERAL HOME is in charge of arrangements.
Pallbearers will be Alan Smoak, Danny Smoak, Johnny Irick, Lawrence Whitaker, Carroll Joye and Freddy Lee. Honorary pallbearers are member of the Progress Lodge and Edisto Shrine Club, employees of Tyson Tire Company and Dr. Mark Krzyston and staff.
Mr. Tyson was born in Charlotte, N.C., a son of Ernestine K. Tyson and of the late Stephen Eason Tyson, Jr. He was a graduate of Clemson University and was owner and operator of Tyson Tire Company. Mr. Tyson was a Mason and Shriner, member of the Progress Lodge and President of the Edisto Shrine Club. He was a member of First Baptist Church.
Survivors include, wife, Betty H. Tyson of the home; his mother, Mrs. Ernestine K. Tyson, Orangeburg; son and daughter-in-law, Steve (Amy Jo) Tyson, IV, St. Matthews; step-daughter and son-in-law, Melissa (Eddy) Cook, St. Matthews; step-son and daughter-in-law, Jamie (Amy) Bryant, Branchville; granddaughter, Alexis Bryant, Branchville; grandson, Jas Bryant, Branchville; sisters, Mrs. Mark (Lynda) Jayne, Brevard, N.C., Mrs. Michael (Rosalyn) Cox, Ashburn, Va., Mrs. Lukas (Allison) Dearmin, Evergreen, Colo.
Memorials may be made to OMAR Temple Children's Fund, P.O. Box 21028, Charleston, S.C. 29413.
The family will receive friends, Wednesday evening from 6 to 8 p.m., at First Baptist Church Family Life Center. At other times friends may call the residence or DUKES-HARLEY FUNERAL HOME.
PINEVILLE, S.C. - Mr. Robert Jacob Broughton, 55, died January 12, 2002, at a Charleston hospital. Funeral services will be Wednesday, January 16, 2 p.m., at Mt. Nebo United Methodist Church, Pineville, S.C. Rev. L.J. Graham will officiate. Burial in church cemetery. EUTAWVILLE COMMUNITY FUNERAL HOME is in charge of arrangements.
Mr. Broughton, the son of Mrs. Rebecca B. Smith and the late Mr. Edward J. Broughton, was born October 25, 1946, in Berkeley County.
Survivors include, his wife, Mrs. Flossie Broughton of the home, his mother, one daughter, Gloria B. Brown of Newark, N.J., five step-children, Cassandra (Leroy) McCray of Pineville, S.C., Joseph Pinckney, John Pinckney, and James (Malhallia) Pinckney, all of Pineville, S.C., and Philander Pinckney (Lolita) Pinckney of Columbia, S.C., one brother James (Mildred) Broughton of Cross, S.C., two sisters, Mary Broughton of Cross, S.C., and Roseann B. Gavin of Moncks Corner, S.C., one sister-in-law, one aunt, one grandchild and eight step-grandchildren.
Entered into eternal rest on the morning of January 7, 2002, Arthur William Davis, husband of Patricia Grimes Davis. Residence, Yonges Island, S.C. Funeral services were in J. HENRY STUHR, INC., WEST ASHLEY CHAPEL, Thursday afternoon, January 10, 2002, at 1 o'clock. Interment, Live Oak Memorial Gardens.
Mr. Davis was born in Furman, S.C., the son of Arthur L. Davis and Ruby DeLoach Davis. He was a retired Chief Petty Officer in the U.S. Coast Guard. He attended Calvary Baptist Church.
Surviving are his wife of Yonges Island, S.C; five sons, Kenneth W. Davis of North Charleston, S.C., Arthur W. Davis of Louisville, Ky., Robert L. Davis of Yonges Island, S.C., Jimmy W. Davis of Yonges Island, S.C., and Timothy E. Davis of Yonges Island, S.C.; five brothers, Marion R. Smith of Johns Island, S.C., Reuben W. Davis of Johns Island, S.C., Harold Davis of Johns Island, S.C., Ron Davis of Vally, Ala., and Wallace Davis of Vally, Ala.; one sister, Minnie Gaskins of Hugers, S.C.; four grandchildren.
Entered into eternal rest on the evening of January 14, 2002, Vivian Guerry Tamsberg, widow of Irvin Grace Tamsberg. Residence, Charleston, SC. The relatives and friends are invited to attend her funeral services Thursday at 12:00 Noon in St. Matthew's Lutheran Church. Interment, Bethany Cemetery. Friends may call at J. HENRY STUHR, INC., DOWNTOWN CHAPEL, Wednesday between 5 and 7 o'clock.
Mrs. Tamsberg was born July 6, 1913 in Charleston, South Carolina, the daughter of Chester J. Guerry and Doris Dietz Guerry. She was a member of St. Matthew's Lutheran Church and a long time member of the Church Choir. She was a volunteer for 20 plus years with the Red Cross and a member of the Order of the Eastern Star, Azalea Chapter #192.
She is survived by one daughter: Linda T. Gardner of Midwest City, Oklahoma; three sons: Irvin Guerry Tamsberg of Charleston, Frederick William Tamsberg of Charleston and Edward August Tamsberg of Hollywood, SC; two brothers: Chester Guerry of Columbia, SC and Herbert Guerry of Lake City, SC; 7 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren.
Memorials may be made to St. Matthew's Lutheran Church, C/O Church Choir, 405 King Street, Charleston, SC 29401.
The relatives and friends of Oleda Henderson Garrett, widow of Gordon Hughes Garrett, are invited to attend her funeral services at the graveside in St. Phillip's Episcopal Churchyard, Thursday at 2:30 PM. Friends may call at J. HENRY STUHR, INC., DOWNTOWN CHAPEL Wednesday between 5 and 7 o'clock.
Mrs. Garrett was born January 3, 1907, in Pickens, a daughter of Robert Llewellyn Henderson and Viola Looper Henderson. She was former postmistress of the North Charleston Post Office and chief accountant of the Charleston Post Office. She attended the College of Charleston. She was a member of St. Philip's Episcopal Church, the Huguenot Society of South Carolina and the Fort Sullivan Chapter, Daughters of the America Revolution.
Surviving are her son, Gordon Henderson Garrett of Charleston; a grandson, Gordon Hughes Garrett of Charleston; two granddaughters, Elizabeth Wilcox Garrett and Caroline Henderson Garrett, both of Charleston; and four sisters, Ruth H. Smith of Charleston, Viola Wilbert of Orlando, Fl., Esther Handrahan of Palm Coast, Fla., and Llewellyn Peterson of Anderson.
The relatives and friends of Mr. and Mrs. Paul Lafayette Smith are invited to attend the funeral services of the former in J. HENRY STUHR, INC., GREENRIDGE ROAD CHAPEL, Thursday morning, January 17, 2002, at 11 o'clock. Burial will be private. Friends may call at STUHR'S Greenridge Road Chapel on Thursday morning from 10 o'clock until time of service.
The relatives and friends of Julia Marie Popeson are invited to attend her Mass of Christian Burial, Thursday, January 17, 2002 in Christ Our King Catholic Church, Mt. Pleasant at 10 o'clock. Friends may call at J. HENRY STUHR, INC., MT. PLEASANT CHAPEL, Wednesday evening from 6 until 8 o'clock.
Memorials are suggested to Hospice of Charleston, 3896 Leeds Ave., N. Charleston, S.C. 29405, or American Diabetes Assn., P.O. Box 13745, Charleston, S.C. 29422.
The relatives and friends of Theresa Jeanne Manno Cacioppo are invited to attend her Memorial Mass Thursday, January 17, 2002, at 10 o'clock in Holy Spirit Catholic Church, 2545 Bohicket Road, Johns Island.
Please omit flowers. Donations may be made to a charity of one's choice. Arrangements by J. HENRY STUHR, INC., DOWNTOWN CHAPEL.
Louise Horton Walsh, 86, Hardeeville, S.C., widow of James L. Walsh, died Tuesday, January 15, 2002, at her home in Hardeeville, S.C., after a long illness.
She was born April 10, 1915, in Gillisonville, S.C., daughter of the late Julius E. Horton, Sr., and the late Erenza Zahler. Along with her late husband, she owned and operated Pay & Save Furniture for many years. She was a member of First Baptist Church of Hardeeville. She was a member of Hardeeville Lions Club.
Survivors include, two sons, H. Luther Walsh, Hampton, S.C., J. Elbert Walsh, Hardeeville, S.C.; one daughter, Evelyn W. Brady, Aiken, S.C.; eight grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be at Beaver Dam Baptist Church, Grays, S.C., will be Friday, January 18, 2002, 2 p.m. Burial in Beaver Dam Cemetery. Visitation at SAULS FUNERAL HOME, RIDGELAND, S.C., Thursday, January 17, 2002, from 6 to 8 p.m.
Memorials may be made to First Baptist Church of Hardeeville S.C. Building Fund, P.O. Box 522, Hardeeville, S.C. 29927, or Hospice of the Low Country, 20 Palmetto Pky., Suite 104, Hilton Head, S.C. 29926.
Frances "Fran" Ferrell Jacobs of North Charleston, widow of William Mobley Jacobs, Sr., died Wednesday, January 16, 2002, in Summerville, S.C. Mrs. Jacobs was born in Chester, S.C., the daughter of Ernest A. and Ollie Harden Farell. She was a homemaker and for 30 years a Navy wife. She graduated from Trident Tech, ran the Cafe Cart for the Commission of the Blind, a driver for Avis and Hertz, she loved Bingo, dancing, life and having her hair done.
The relatives and friends are invited to attend her funeral service at 10 a.m., Friday, January 18, 2002, in the JAMES A. MCALISTER CHAPEL, 1620 SAVANNAH HWY. Burial will be Friday at 1:30 p.m. in the Beaufort National Cemetery, Beaufort, S.C. Friends may call at the funeral home this Thursday, from 7 to 9 p.m. Surviving are a son, William "Butch/Coach" M. and Madge Jacobs of Bamberg, S.C.; two granddaughters, Ashley and Anna Jacobs; a daughter, Linda F. and Bill Garner of Hanahan, S.C., a granddaughter, Jamie Blakely and a grandson, Toby Deeter, two great-grandchildren, Chase and Jasmine Blakely; a son, Jack D. and Donna Jacobs of Elgin, S.C., two grandsons, Perry and Rhett Jacobs; a daughter, Yvonne N. and Zack Parrish of Camden, S.C.; a grandson, Zackery L. Parrish, II; and a sister of Pontiac, Mich.
Arrangements by JAMES A. MCALISTER, INC. 766-1365.
Mary R. Rogers Godbee, 80, of Byron, Ill., a former resident of Ravenel and widow of Vernon Campbell Godbee, died Monday, in Pinecrest Manor, Mt. Morris, Ill.
Funeral services will be held on Saturday, January 19, 2002, at 1 o'clock in Sauldam Baptist Church, Ravanel. Burial will be in Dorchester Memory Gardens, Summerville.
Friends may call at James A. Dyal Funeral Home, Inc., Summerville, from 5 until 8 o'clock, Friday evening, January 18, 2002.
Flowers will be accepted or memorials may be made to Sauldam Baptist Church, 5945 County Line Road, Ravenel, S.C. 29470, or Ogle County Hospice, P.O. Box 462, Oregon, Ill. 61061, or Pinecrest Manor 414 South Wesley Ave., Mt. Morris, Ill. 61054.
Born on November 18, 1921, in Albany, Ga., a daughter of the late Dewey Royal Rogers an Julia Vesta Fowler Rogers.
Mrs. Godbee attended schools in Albany, Ga., she was a homemaker and a member of Sauldam Baptist Church, where she attended Sunday school, sang in the choir and was a member of WMU.
Surviving are, son and daughter, Travis V. and Pat Godbee, of Decatur, Ga.; daughters and sons-in-law, Iris and Loren Roberts of Albany, Oreg., Sharon and Richard Pleniewicz of Byron, Ill.; three sisters, Melba McCreary of Albany, Ga., Montine Hembree of Doerun, Ga., Jeanene Hooks of Macon, Ga.; three brothers, Murray Rogers of Brunswick, Ga., Othorous Rogers of Albany, Ga., Hubert Rogers of Albany, Ga.; five grandchildren.
Arrangements by JAMES A. DYAL FUNERAL HOME, 303 SOUTH MAIN ST., SUMMERVILLE, S.C.
MT. PLEASANT - Rev. Eddie Sistrunk, 84, of 103 Rose Lane, Mt. Pleasant, S.C., died Sunday, January 13, 2002, at a Charleston, S.C.
Funeral services will be at St. Stephen United Methodist Church, at 1 p.m., January 17, 2002. Burial in the church cemetery. The casket will be placed in the church at 12 noon. Rev. Joseph Abram, Jr., Pastor R. Goodwater, and Rev. Julius C. Sistrunk will officiate. Pallbearers will be family members.
Mr. Sistrunk was born July 18, 1917, the son of the late Reverend James Sistrunk and Mrs. Florrie Dixon Sistrunk. Eddie attended Orangeburg County Schools. he joined St. Stephen United Methodist Church at an early age. There he served as a faithful member, Sunday School teacher, and trustee. At age 16, he felt that he had a calling on his life so strong that with all his achievements, he craved more. He craved the Spirit of God and at that age he knew God had work for him to do.
He continued his education at Claflin College, then later attended Gammon Theological Seminary in Atlanta, Ga.
Survivors include, his wife, Mary Gloria Sistrunk, of Mt. Pleasant, S.C., children, Tracey and Mack both of North Carolina; a special niece (he loved like a daughter) Doretha J. Bethea of Ladson, S.C., two brothers, Reverend Daniel Sistrunk and Hezekiah Sistrunk, both of Orangeburg, S.C., six grandchildren, a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and other family.
Visitation from 12 noon until 7 p.m., Wednesday, at the funeral home. Friends may call at BLYTHEWOOD FUNERAL HOME.
Senior Chief BMC, Donald Richard Titus, US Navy, retired, 79, of Summerville, died Tuesday, January 15, 2002, in a local hospital. Funeral services will be held 2 p.m. Friday, January 18, 2002, at Carolina Memorial Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will follow in Carolina Memorial Gardens with full military honors. Born in Edgemont, South Dakota, he was a son of the late William and Lou Moring Perrin Titus. Mr. Titus was a retired US Navy veteran. He served his country in both the Korean Conflict and the Vietnam war. He was a member of Charleston Seventh-Day Adventist Church for over 40 years, 32nd Degree Mason with the Dorchester Masonic Lodge #369, a Shriner with the Omar Temple, the James Island Eastern Star, and Past Worthy Grant Patron of the State of S.C.
He is survived by his wife, Shirely Hutson Mays Titus of Summerville; daughter, Wanda Robertson of Indianapolis, Ind.; a son, Donald Richard Titus, Jr., of West Columbia; a step-daughter, Debrora Martin of Edisto Beach; three stepsons, Scott Walton of Sullivan's Island, Bryan Walton of Middleburg, Fla., Robert Mays, IV, of Prosperity; three sisters, Wanda Davis of Comino, Calif., Mary Etcheverry, of Colfax, Calif., and Maxine Star of Calif.; seven grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.
Memorials may be made to the Eastern Star Home in Sumter.
The family will be receiving friends Thursday, from 6-8 p.m. at Carolina Memorial Funeral Home.
Virgi Clear McAuliffe, 80, died Saturday, January 12, 2002 at her home in Charleston, S.C. Born March 22, 1921 in Cincinnati, Ohio, she was the daughter of Dr. James T. and Matilda E. Clear (nee Wuest). Educated in Cincinnati's schools she graduated from St. Catherine's, Summit Country Day School, and earned a BA degree from the College of Mount St. Joseph on the Ohio. Mrs. McAuliffe was a member of Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church in Charleston for 50 years. Her husband John V. McAuliffe, Jr., a former Charleston businessman, and brother Dr. James J. Clear preceded her in death. She is survived by her son, John V. McAuliffe, III, Charleston, S.C.; daughter, Mary Malloy Gates and son-in-law, Joseph Gates, Louisville, Ky.; two grandchildren, Jacqui Gates and Joseph Gates, both of Louisville, Ky.; three sisters, Julie Jacob, Patricia Wehremeyer and Ruth Deye, all of Cincinnati, Ohio; and sister-in-law, Julie Malloy Clear, Fla.; A Mass of Christian Liturgy will be held at 10:30 a.m. (today) Thursday, January 17, 2002 at Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church. Interment will follow at Holy Cross Cemetery, James Island, S.C. Arrangements by MCALISTER-SMITH FUNERAL HOME, DOWNTOWN CHAPEL, 150 Wentworth Street, Charleston, S.C. 29401.
Lieutenant Colonel (U.S. Air Force, Ret.) Theodore Wyatt Swain, a North Charleston, S.C. resident for over 50 years, died at the age of 92 on January 15, 2002. He was born to Stanley A. Swain and Ellen Johnson Swain on January 3, 1910 in Kansas City, Kansas. He grew to be a strong man in physical stature and an even stronger man in stature throughout the Military and Civilian Communities. He was an inspiration to many.
Ted was always the combination of boyhood wonderment at what God had wrought and the person to put it all in order. He started at an early age to tinker with all things mechanical and to understand what they and he would do together to make his and his fellow man's life better. It was a life-long labor of love and an important trait for someone to have during that early time of emerging technologies.
As a young adult, he was a painter and wallpaper hanger and took great pride in his work. Soon, however, he was exploring the reuse of WWI Surplus items, and in 1940, in Lawton, Oklahoma, he built his own airplane and hanger, then established and operated a flying school and air service center. His love of flying and his skill at it led him to military service.
LTC Swain received his commission directly from civilian life on August 5, 1942. In consideration of his civilian aviation experiences, he was assigned duty as a ferry pilot and flew virtually every type of aircraft in the Army Air Force inventory of that time. He served in the European Theater, flying many missions in support of the Berlin Airlift, and during the Korean Conflict he flew several combat missions as a C-47 pilot. As a well-respected pilot, Ted amassed over 8200 flying hours and was awarded two Air Medals while in service to his beloved country. He was also awarded the prestigious "Airman's Medal" for an act of bravery.
During his 24 years of military service, LTC Swain was recognized as one who could be counted on when the chips were down and when things needed that special touch to get them accomplished. As a result, he was chosen to be an Air Force Liaison Officer and Station Manager in Trinidad and later in Suriname. His management skills contributed significantly to the efficient movement of airlift throughout South America. Much more could be said about his military service but Ted would not have wanted that. He was simply a man who saw his duty and did it. That was the bottom line.
Much of the rest of his life was that way also. He was involved in many military and civilian community organizations and causes where he donated his time and other resources to their betterment. He was awarded recognition many times for his tireless efforts in support of The Air Force Association, The Optimists of America, The Retired Officers Association and The Coastal Center in Ladson. He also generously supported many charities and children's causes and was always a concerned neighbor and friend.
Ted was a multifaceted person. In addition to being an accomplished pilot and humanitarian, he was also a very talented stained-glass artist and woodworker. Expressions of those talents are treasured in many homes as he gave most of his works to family and friends. That was Ted, always giving, never asking in return.
Theodore Wyatt Swain was bigger than life. He was all the complexity of modern man, tempered by self-making. He was a quiet, yet firm teacher, respected and dearly loved. He inspired people toward hard work and determination, urging us all to grab for the "Brass Ring." He imparted to others his philosophy that making one's mark in life, leaving life proud of having lived it, and passing on something of value to all is in accordance with God's will and pleasure.
Theodore Swain was married for 55 years to his beloved late wife, Sadie Grant Swain of Henry County, Virginia. He is survived by his two sisters, Lillian Swain Leiber of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma and Helen Swain Palmer Evans of Winter Park, Florida; two nieces, Pamela Palmer Kirby and Lisa Palmer Evans, both of Winter Park, Florida; grandniece, Lisa Kirby of Boston, Massachusetts, and his wife's niece, Evelyn Grant Montford of Longwood, Florida and her nephew Will Grant of Raleigh, N.C.
A memorial service will be held Saturday, January 19, 2002, at Charleston Air Force Base Chapel at 2 p.m. Donations may be made in the memory of Theodore Swain to First Sergeants Association Community Fund, 102 E. Hill Blvd., Att: 437 AW/CCC, Charleston A.F.B., Charleston, S.C. 29404.
Arrangements by J. HENRY STUHR, INC., GREENRIDGE ROAD CHAPEL.