Entered into eternal rest on the evening of Sunday, February 11, 2002, Mrs. Leslie Yvette Wells. Residence, 1592 Joe Rouse Road (Phillip Section), Mount Pleasant, S.C. She is the beloved mother of Brandon D. Wells and Tiera C. Wells. Daughter of Mr. Robert and Mrs. Ann Rouse-Snyder, sister of Mr. Robert Anthony Roose (Jowanda), and Mr. Kevin Snyder (Mary), granddaughter of Mrs. Victoria Snyder, special friend of Mr. Harold Howard Hunt, God-daughter of Mr. Fred Moultrie. Funeral arrangements will be announced by HARLESTON-BOAGS FUNERAL HOME, INC., 121 Calhoun St., (Downtown) Charleston, S.C. Phone (843) 723-3066.
Entered into eternal rest, Sunday, February 10, 2002, Mrs. Hattie Myers, beloved wife of Mr. Joseph H. Myers and mother of Heather, Jeanther and Jacquan Myers. Late residence, 3528 Admiral Drive, N. Charleston, S.C. Friends may call FIELDING HOME FOR FUNERALS, NORTH CHARLESTON, 744-2545 or 1-800-290-5954. Funeral notice later.
KINGSTREE - Eleanor (Sweet) McIntosh Buie, 84, widow of Wilson R. Buie, Jr., died Monday. Mrs. Buie was born in Kingstree, a daughter of the late William Koger McIntosh and Kizzie Kennedy McIntosh. She was a graduate of Kingstree High School and Columbia College, class of 1938. She was a homemaker and a member of Kingstree United Methodist Church.
Surviving are, her daughter, Eleanor Buie Durban of Columbia, her son and daughter-in-law, Wilson R. (Bob) Buie, III, and Jane Gamble Buie of Columbia, and her grandson, George Aimar Durban, IV, of Columbia.
Graveside funeral services will be 3:30 p.m., Tuesday, in Williamsburg Cemetery, directed by WILLIAMSBURG FUNERAL HOME. The family will receive friends from 2 to 3 p.m., Tuesday, at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that memorials be made to: Rapha Residential Care, c/o the Whisennant family, 3959 Fish Hatchery Road, Gaston, S.C. 29503, in appreciation of their loving and untiring care of our Mother for the past ten years.
Julia Eva Iglseder Davis entered into eternal rest on the morning of February 11, 2002. She was born in Peekskill, N.Y., to Francis and Nellie Van Buren Igleseder. She was a member of Our Lady of Good Council Catholic Church, the American Ladies Auxiliary Post 1047, Eastern Star Inverness Chapter #65, VFW Auxiliary Post 445. Surviving are one son, Mark F. Bartleson, Jr., and daughter-in-law, Gaynell Bartleson of James Island; one daughter, Judith Ann Pratt and son-in-law, Donald Wayne Pratt of Nashville, Tenn.; ten grandchildren, Donna Turek of N. Charleston, Laura Thompson and Kelly McCandless of Nashville, Tenn., Keith Allen Bartleson of James Island, Kim Wagner, Kevin Bartleson of Summerville, Deborah L. Powers, Dennis Love, Jr., Patrick Love and Chris Love of James Island, 16 great-grandchildren and four great-great-grandchildren, and very special friends Milan Glumac and George and Charlene Campbell. Family and friends are invited to attend her visitation on Wednesday, from 6 until 8 p.m., at MCALISTER-SMITH FUNERAL HOME, DOWNTOWN CHAPEL, 150 Wentworth St. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Charleston, 3896 Leeds Ave., N. Charleston, S.C. 29405.
HARPER, SR., Stiles
Graveside funeral services for Stiles Mikell Harper, Sr., 92, of 278 Baker Blvd., in Estill, will be held, Wednesday, at 11 a.m., at Lawtonville Cemetery, directed by PEEPLES-RHODEN FUNERAL HOME. The family will receive friends at the home in Estill until the hour of services. Memorials may be made to Lawtonville Baptist Church, P.O. Box 1057, Estill, S.C. 29918, or Friends of Hospice, P.O. Box 909, Estill, S.C. 29918.
Mr. Harper died Sunday evening, February 10, 2002, at his home. Born in Estill on January 18, 1910, he was the son of the late Charles Andrew Harper, Sr., and Margaret Mikell Harper. Mr. Harper, a lifelong member of Lawtonville Baptist Church where he served as deacon, was married to the late Virginia Lawton Harper.
Mr. Harper was graduated from Estill High School and attended the University of South Carolina in Columbia. A pioneer in soybean processing in our state, he was co-founder and president from 1947 to 1976 of Harper and Bowers, Inc., and Southern Soya Corporation, the first solvent soybean processing mill in South Carolina. He served as director of the National Soybean Processors Association from 1962 until 1983.
An early proponent of pine tree farming in the Southeast, Mr. Harper was named South Carolina Tree Farmer of the Year in 1977. He served on the Board of Directors of the South Carolina Forestry Association from 1984 until 1988.
At the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston, Mr. Harper was a founding member of the Storm Eye Institute Advisory Board, serving as chairman from 1976 until 1999. He was also an emeritus member of the Board of Directors of the Health Science Foundation. The Medical University honored Mr. Harper in 1993 by naming their student wellness center after him and his wife.
Mr. Harper was a member of the Board of Trustees of the Baptist Healthcare System of South Carolina from 1984 until the present. In 1996, he was presented with the Distinguished Hospital Association Trustee Award by the South Carolina Hospital Association, and in 1998 he was awarded our state's highest honor, the Order of the Palmetto.
Surviving are his sister, Margaret Harper Barker, and brother, J. Lawton Harper; children, Stiles M. Harper, Jr., Thomas L. Harper, Sr., and his wife, Lois Pendarvis Harper, Andrew B. Harper and his wife, Rachael Kearse Harper; grandchildren, Thomas L. Harper, Jr., and his wife, Helen Ann Lowenfield Harper, Mikell C. Harper and his wife, Ashley Evans Harper, Abney Harper Whitehead and her husband, David C. Whitehead, James P. Harper, Virginia L. Harper, and Stiles M. Harper, III; great-granddaughter, Juley M. Harper.
Donna M. Suiter, 67, of Goose creek, died Sunday, February 10, 2002, at a local hospital. Born September 20, 1934, in Puyallup, Wash., she was the daughter of Frederick and Selma Lavinguer (nee Anderson). Mrs. Suiter was an avid bowler and a member of three bowling leagues. She also enjoyed making crafts with her family. She was a Methodist. Her daughter, Pamela S. Cheetham, grandson, Jamie Shields, and two brothers, Harry and Stanley Laviguer, preceded her in death. Mrs. Suiter is survived by her husband of 49 years, Keith R. Suiter, Sr., Goose Creek; two sons, Keith R. Suiter, Jr., and his wife, Jo Ellen, Goose creek; and Robert W. Suiter, Sr., and his wife Elizabeth, Englewood, Fla.; son-in-law, Scott Cheetham, Summerville; three brothers, Charles Laviguer, Jerry Laviguer, Michael Laviguer, all of Washington; four sisters, Shirley Crabtree, Corlie Matthews and Sherry Johnson, all of Washington, and Janice Hudson, Va.; six grandchildren, Robert W. Suiter, Jr., Jennifer Leigh Suiter, Keith Suiter, III, Sara Elizabeth Gingerella, Ryan J. Gingerella, and John W. Shields, Jr.; and two great-grandchildren, Bre-anne Shields, and Emily Shields. A memorial service will be held, Thursday, February 14, 2002, at 2 p.m., in the chapel of MCALISTER-SMITH FUNERAL HOME, 100 S. Goose Creek Blvd., (Hwy. 52), Goose Creek. Interment will follow at Plantation Memorial Gardens, Moncks Corner. Memorials may be made to the Kidney Foundation, P.O. Box 212634, Columbia, S.C. 29221-2634.
COLUMBIA - Funeral Mass for Dr. Marie Loretto MacIntosh, 68, will be celebrated, Tuesday, at 2:30 p.m., at St. Peter's Catholic Church with burial in St. Peter's Catholic Cemetery. Memorials may be made to St. Peter's Catholic Church, Endowment Fund, P.O. Box 1896, Columbia, S.C. 29202. DUNBAR FUNERAL HOME, GERVAIS STREET CHAPEL, is in charge.
Dr. MacIntosh died Sunday, February 10, 2002. Born in Columbia, she was the daughter of the late Arthur St. John and Evelyn Bean MacIntosh.
Dr. MacIntosh received the Bachelor of Science degree in 1955 from USC, a M.Ed. Degree in Education in 1972 and a Ph.D. degree in Education in 1976 in Elementary Education, USC. From 1957 to 1960, she was a teacher at St. Peter's School. In 1960-1962, she was a teacher in Okinawa Schools for the American Dependent Schools. From 1962 to 1970, she taught in Columbia public schools. She worked in the College of Education, University of South Carolina, from 1972 to 1997 as a Clinical Assistant Professor. During her time at USC, Dr. MacIntosh worked with Teacher Corps, taught undergraduate and graduate courses in Elementary Education and was the Coordinator for the Office of Field Experiences in the College of Education. Dr. MacIntosh was also a member of the Delta Kappa Gamma Society, Phi Delta Kappa and the South Carolina Association of Teacher Educators.
Dr. MacIntosh was a member of St. Peter's Catholic Church.
Surviving are sisters, Rosemary MacIntosh of Columbia; sister and brother-in-law, Harriett M. and John C. von Lehe of Mt. Pleasant; nephews, Jay von Lehe and Art von Lehe, both of Mt. Pleasant; and numerous cousins.
ROSINVILLE - Herbert Louie Bozard, 76, of 2121 Highway 15 North, St. George died Sunday at his residence in Rosinville. Funeral services will be held 3:00 p.m. Wednesday in Indian Field United Methodist Church with Rev. Betty Hughes officiating and words of remembrance by Jenny I. Neal and Mike Wagers. Burial with Masonic Rites will follow in the Church Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Nephews, Danny Infinger, Penn Wagers, Mike Wagers, Phil Wagers, Butler Nooney, Edward Ulmer, and James Infinger. Visitation will be held from 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at Bryant Funeral Home. Mr. Bozard was born October 23, 1925 in Orangeburg, SC a son of the late Theodore Harold Bozard and Eunice Ruth Cherry Bozard West and Step-father Earl West. A graduate of Bowman High School, he was a retired Agent for Independent Life Insurance Company. A member of Orangeburg V.F.W., Harleyville Egeria Lodge # 71 A.F.M., Scottish Rite of Freemasonry, Omar Temple, in Charleston, Indian Field United Methodist Church where he belonged to Good Cheer Sunday Schoolís Class and Menís Club. He was a Navy veteran of WW II serving in the South Pacific. He was pre-deceased by brothers, J.T. Bozard and Robert Bozard. Surviving: his wife, Carolyn Bowman Bozard, Rosinville, 2 sons, Louie Eddie (Dottie) Bozard, Eutawville and George Freddie (Harriet) Bozard, of Vance, a sister, Ruth B. Ulmer, Orangeburg, 2 sisterís-in-laws, Bernice Bozard, Bamberg and Maree B. Infinger, Rosinville, 4 step-brothers, Heyward West, Howard West, and Everette West all of Providence, Leon West, Bowman, a step-sister, Helen Fersner, Cameron, Grandchildren, Spence (Charlene) Bozard, Rosinville, Tiffany (Matt) Stokes, Providence, Sommer Lynn Bozard, Summerville, Krystal Ann Bozard, North Charleston, Nick Bozard, Eutawville, Nicole Bozard, Vance. Great-grandchildren, Harley and Zachary Bozard, Rosinville, Kayla Stokes, Providence and a number of Nieces and Nephews. Memorials may be made to Indian Field united Methodist Church, 2030 Highway 15, North, St. George, SC 29477 or Palmetto Hospice, 1815 Old Trolley Road, Suite 109, Summerville, SC 29485.
Entered into eternal rest on February 9, 2002 in Brooklyn, N.Y., Edward (Candy) Lafayette formerly of James Island, S.C., widower of Mary Burch Lafayette, father of Edward Walker (Evelina), Malika Hassan (Yam), Edward (Eddy) Lafayette, Jr., Darrall Lafayette (Mickey), Arnold Wigfall (Rose) and brother of Melvina Walker (James), Mary Dechalus (Joseph). Friends may call at FIELDING HOME FOR FUNERALS, 722-3348 or 1-800-290-5954. Funeral notice later.
Entered into eternal rest on the morning of February 11, 2002, Mrs. Rosa Lee Frazer of Brooklyn, New York, formerly of Charleston, S.C. The beloved daughter of Mrs. Helen C. Wright and the late Mr. Samuel (Hoppy) Wright, Jr., sister of Mrs. Betty Heyward (John) of Bronx, N.Y., Ms. Marie Wright, Brooklyn, N.Y., and Mrs. Jacqueline Lazarus (Lee), Charleston, S.C., aunt of Mr. Steven L. Wright, N.Y., Le'Ondra H. Lazarus and Little Ms. Sa'Lima J. Lazarus of Charleston, S.C. Friends may call at FIELDING HOME FOR FUNERALS, 722-3348 or 1-800-290-5954. The family will be receiving friends at Mrs. Helen C. Wright's residence 13 N. Enston Avenue. Funeral notice later.
Mrs. Sarah J. (Bootsie) Smith entered into eternal rest on Sunday, February 11, 2002 in Pittsburgh, Pa. The beloved wife of Mr. York Smith, mother of Patricia Copeland, Eddie Moultrie, Betty Moultrie, Charlie Shine, Jr., Sandra Hamm and Ernest Smith all of Moncks Corner, S.C. Funeral notice will be announced later by MILLIGAN'S FUNERAL HOME, MONCKS CORNER, S.C. 761-8696.
ANDREWS - James R. Byrd, 57, died Sunday morning, February 10, 2002 at his residence.
Funeral services with Military Recognition will be 6:00 p.m. Wednesday, February 13, 2002, at the Andrews First Pentecostal Holiness Church. Burial with Masonic Rites will be 11:00 a.m. Thursday, February 14, 2002, in the Andrews Memorial Cemetery, directed by ANDREWS CHAPEL OF MCKENZIE FUNERAL HOME.
Visitation will follow the funeral service Wednesday, February 13, 2002 at the church.
Mr. Byrd was born October 7, 1944, in Mt. Olive, N.C., a son of Mrs. Lola Potts Byrd and the late Alton Ray Byrd. He was a retired first shift supervisor of the Sampit Lumber Mill division of International Paper Company, Georgetown Mill. He was a Mason, member of the Harper Lodge 225; a 32nd Degree Scottish Rite and a Shriner of the Omar Temple of Mt. Pleasant. He was a Army veteran of the Vietnam War and was awarded the following medals, Bronze Star, National Defense Service Medal, Vietnam Service Medal, Vietnam Campaign Medal, and a member of the Andrews First Pentecostal Holiness Church.
Surviving, in addition to his mother of Mt. Olive, N.C.; are his wife, Janet Byrd of Andrews, three sons Donny Dail and his wife Ellen, Gary Dail and his wife Glennie and Bobby Dail and his wife Dora Lynn, all of Andrews; two daughters, Kim D. Cooper and her husband Derrell, and Gloria B. Cannon and her husband Rusty, all of Andrews; a brother, David Byrd of Mt. Olive, N.C.; two sisters Ann Williamson and Leona Brock, both of Mt. Olive, N.C.; ten grandchildren, Jennifer Dail, Justin Dail, Bevin Dail, Jordan Dail, Jamison Dail, Derrian Cooper, Madison Cooper, Joey Glisson, Brock Cannon, and Logan Cannon.
Memorials may be made to the Andrews First Pentecostal Holiness Church Building Fund, 606 South Cedar Ave., Andrews, S.C. 29510.
The relatives and friends of Mr. and Mrs. Bertram Collins are invited to attend the funeral services of the former Tuesday at 4 o'clock in St. Philip's Episcopal Church.
Memorials may be made to the Sierra Club, 1314 Lincoln Street, Columbia, S.C., 29201.
Arrangements by J. HENRY STUHR, INC., DOWNTOWN CHAPEL.
The relatives and friends of Mr. and Mrs. William Hollings Heissenbuttel are invited to attend the funeral services of the former Tuesday at 3 o'clock in St. Andrew's Lutheran Church. Interment, Bethany Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to St. Andrew's Lutheran Church, 43 Wentworth Street, Charleston, S.C. 29401.
Arrangements by J. HENRY STUHR, INC., DOWNTOWN CHAPEL.
The relatives and friends of Mr. and Mrs. Jack B. Jenness are invited to attend the graveside funeral services of the latter in Riverview Memorial Park this Tuesday morning, February 12, 2002, at 11 o'clock. Arrangements by J. HENRY STUHR, INC., NORTH AREA CHAPEL.
The relatives and friends of Louisa G. McKissick, widow of the late Dolan W. Hanna and the late Myrt O. McKissick are invited to attend her funeral services in J. HENRY STUHR, INC., GREENRIDGE ROAD CHAPEL this (Tuesday) at 12:00 noon. Interment, Carolina Memorial Gardens. Friends may call at STUHR'S GREENRIDGE ROAD CHAPEL.
CARTER, JR., Walter
Lamar Walter Earl "Bud" Carter, Jr., 68, died Tuesday in his residence after an illness. Graveside funeral services will be 4:00 p.m. Wednesday in Lamar Cemetery directed by BELK FUNERAL HOME.
Mr. Carter was born in Darlington County the son of Edelle King Carter and the late Walter Earl Carter. He served his country in the U.S. Marine Corps and worked in banking for a number of years. Mr. Carter was a member of Lamar United Methodist Church and was an active Bridge and tennis player.
Surviving in addition to his mother of Lamar are his wife, Sylvia Lewis Carter of the home; two sons, Mark Carter of Florence and Scott Carter of Lamar; a daughter, Mrs. Dan (Carla) Mann of Florence; three grandchildren, Megan Carter, Matthew Carter, and Kirsten Mann; and two sisters, Mrs. John (Joanne) McKissick of Summerville and Mrs. Marvin (Linda) Slaughter of Florence.
Memorials may be made to Hospice of the Pee Dee, 555 E. Cheves St., Florence, S.C. 29506.
Corrie Valnetta Truesdell Roseborough, 93, of Hanahan died Monday February 11, 2001 in a local hospital. Funeral services will be 11 a.m. on Thursday, February 14, 2002 at Carolina Memorial Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will follow in Carolina Memorial Gardens.
Born in Westville, S.C., she was a daughter of the late George Davidson Truesdell and Mary Owens Truesdell. Mrs. Roseborough was retired from Condon Dept. Store. She was a member of North Charleston United Methodist Church.
Surviving are daughters, Eleanor Gunther of Hanahan, Mary Helen Cannon of Hanahan, and Sharon Lynch and her husband William of Summerville: a sister, Mary Hough, of Camden and 9 grandchildren and several great-grandchildren.
The family will be receiving friends from 6-8 on Wednesday at Carolina Memorial Funeral Home.
CAROLINA MEMORIAL FUNERAL HOME is in charge of arrangements.
The relatives and friends of Mrs. Muriel Lewis Freeman of Hanahan, S.C., widow of William C. Freeman, Sr., are invited to attend her funeral services 1:00 p.m. Thursday afternoon in the CHAPEL OF DIAL-MURRAY FUNERAL HOME, MONCKS CORNER. Interment will be in Dorchester Memory Gardens. Friends may call at the Funeral Home from 11:00 a.m. until the hour of service on Thursday.
Fannie Catoe Phillips, 73, of Raritan Rd., Goose Creek, S.C., died Monday at her residence.
The funeral will be at 1:00 p.m. Friday afternoon, Feb. 15, 2002, in the Deer Park Baptist Church, N. Charleston. Interment will be in Plantation Memorial Gardens. Friends may call at DIAL-MURRAY FUNERAL HOME, MONCKS CORNER, from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. Thursday evening.
Mrs. Phillips was born Nov. 11, 1928, in Lancaster, S.C., a daughter of Andrew Jackson Catoe and Beulah Hilton Catoe. She was a member of the Deer Park Baptist Church. She was a graduate of Kershaw High School.
Surviving are, her husband, James Reed Phillips; two daughters, Sandra Stone of Summerville and Cynthia Tracy of Smyrna, Tenn.; a sister, Jackie Hilton of Kershaw; two brothers, Cletus Catoe and Curtis Catoe both of Kershaw; four grandchildren, Jesse Tracy of Smyrna, Celeste Tracy of Indianapolis, Ind. and Craig Anderson and Victoria Stone both of Summerville; and a great-grandchild.
ROURKE, JR., William
HANAHAN CHAPTER NO. 250, O.E.S.: THE OFFICERS AND MEMBERS are invited to attend the Memorial Service for our late member, William A. Rourk, Jr., at J. Henry Stuhr, Inc., Greenridge Road Chapel, 6:30 o'clock, Thursday evening.
By order of:
Kay Dydek, WM
Randy Kinard, WP
Bobbie Kinard, PM, Sec.
The relatives and friends of Mrs. Virginia Queen Ford, those of her husband, Mr. William Ford, Sr., children, Ms. Rosa White, Mrs. Estena Eldridge (Andrew), Mr. William E. Ford (Elizabeth), Mrs. Emma Louise Booker (Tommy), Mr. Samuel Ford, Ms. Nancy Ford, Mr. Isaac (Bill) Ford (Margaret), Mr. James (Bobby) Ford, Mr. Ronald Ford (Renee), sisters, Ms. Lillie Bell Gibbs, Ms. Rebecca Brown, Ms. Mae Archer and brother, Mr. Joseph Peterson are invited to attend her funeral services, Thursday, February 14, 2002, at 1 p.m., at Bethlehem Baptist Church, 5821 Maybank Hwy., Wadmalaw Island, S.C. Friends may call at FIELDING HOME FOR FUNERALS, 722-3348 or 1-800-290-5954. Remains to the church on Thursday at 11 a.m. Interment, Church Cemetery.
Entered into eternal rest on the morning of February 12, 2002, Mr. Josiah Singleton, beloved husband of Mrs. Lucinda Singleton and father of William Leroy Singleton, Thelma Canty, Beverly Deleston, Hermina Walker and John Green. Late residence, 2118 Sol Legare Road, James Island, S.C. Friends may call at FIELDING HOME FOR FUNERALS, 722-3348 or 1-800-290-5954. Funeral notice later.
The relatives and friends of Mr. Troy Carloss Sheppard, those of his parents, Mrs. Mary Douzart, and Mr. Roy Lee Sheppard and step-father Deacon Eurgin Douzart, children, Desiree and Dominique Sheppard, brothers, Roy Leonard (Phaders), and Tye Sheppard, Terrance D. Sheppard and sister Cynthia C. Sheppard, grandmother, Emma Griffin, grandfather, Benjamin Sheppard, his step-brothers, and sisters, a host of uncles, cousins, friends Kevin Chancy and Bruce and all other relatives and friends are invited to attend his funeral services, Thursday, February 14, 2002, 1 p.m., at New Charity Baptist Church, 1544 E. Montague Ave., North Charleston, S.C. Rev. Dr. J. Charles Levy Pastor. Interment, Sunset Memorial Gardens, Ashley Phosphate Road, North Charleston, S.C. Mr. Troy C. Sheppard will lie in state at Charity Baptist Church this evening from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. where the family will receive friends from 7 p.m. until 8 p.m. Arrangements entrusted to NORTH AREA FUNERAL HOME (843-744-7511.)
We sorrowfully regret to inform you that Mr. William "Bubba" Haigood entered into eternal rest on Tuesday, February 12, 2002. Late residence of Ridgeville, S.C. Brother of Mrs. Inez Myers, Mrs. Betty Setwick, Messers. Bobby, Alex, and Melvin Haigood. Friends may call on the family at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Milton Doctor, 561 S. Railroad Ave., Ridgeville, S.C. Arrangements have been entrusted to the ALBERT A. GLOVER FUNERAL HOME, 113 BRYANT ST., SUMMERVILLE, S.C. Phone 871-1528, fax 832-9240.
ROURK, JR., William
William A. Rourk, Jr., 84, died on the morning of Tuesday, February 12, 2002, at his home in North Charleston. The funeral service will be conducted, 11 o'clock, Friday morning, February 15, 2002, in J. HENRY STUHR, INC., GREENRIDGE CHAPEL. Burial will follow in Carolina Memorial Gardens. Friends may call Thursday evening from 5 until 7 p.m.
Mr. Rourk was born January 2, 1918, in Elloree, a son of W. Aiken Rourk and Zenetta Griffin Rourk. He retired from the Army Reserve as a Master Sergeant and was awarded the Bronze Star for achievement in combat in France during WWII. He was also retired as Chief of the Fire Department at the Charleston Army Depot. He was a member of Portside Baptist Church, Carolina Masonic Lodge #375, Scottish Rite, and the Hanahan Chapter of the O.E.S.
Surviving are his wife, Miriam Pye Rourk, his son, William F. Rourk, of Jacksonville, Fla.; three step-sons, Douglas Smith of Summerville, and Dennis Smith of Middleburg, Fla., and Thomas Moorer of Charleston; two step-daughters, Linda Jordan of Summerville and Charlene Cox of Orange Park, Fla.; two sisters, Myra Rourk of Orangeburg and Norma Parler of North Charleston; one brother, Harrison Rourk of Aiken.
Memorials are suggested to Portside Baptist Church, 1179 Remount Road, North Charleston, S.C. 29406, or Hospice of Charleston, 3896 Leeds Ave., North Charleston, S.C. 29405.
WALTERBORO - Mr. Dennis W. Langdale, 51, of 811 Peurifoy Road died Monday at a local Charleston medical center. Funeral services will be held at 4:00 p.m. Thursday at Pleasant Grove Baptist Church with Rev. Charles Castles and Rev. Daniel Cooper officiating. Interment with Masonic Rites will be in the church cemetery, directed by the BRICE W. HERNDON AND SONS FUNERAL HOME.
Mr. Langdale was born in Colleton County, a son of W.P. "Junior" Langdale, Jr. and Helen Craven Langdale. He was a 1968 graduate of Walterboro High School. He was an employee with Verizon Wireless Communications, formerly GTE, for 27 years. He was a member of Pleasant Grove Baptist Church, where he was a former Deacon. He served in the South Carolina National Guard for six years and was a member of Hope Masonic Lodge #122 in Lodge, S.C. where he was presently the Worshipful Master. He was a member of Dawn Hunting Club, Ducks Unlimited-Chapter #10, and the Wild Turkey Federation.
Surviving in addition to his parents of Walterboro are his wife of 29 years, Diane Crosby Langdale, a son, William Travis Langdale of Walterboro, a brother, Rickey L. Langdale of Walterboro, a sister, Annette Herndon of Walterboro, a grandson, William Dalton Langdale, and his mother-in-law, Margie Crosby of Ashepoo. He was predeceased by his father-in-law, Henry C. Crosby.
The family will receive friends from 6 until 8 p.m. Wednesday at the BRICE W. HERNDON AND SONS FUNERAL HOME.
Memorial contributions may be made to Pleasant Grove Baptist Church, 7345 Jefferies Highway, Walterboro, S.C. 29488.
Sandra Bedore Crawford, 59, of St. Stephen, S.C., a former waitress, died Tuesday at her residence.
The funeral will be at 2:00 p.m. Friday afternoon, Feb. 15, 2002, in the St. Stephen Church of God. Interment will be in Sunset Memorial Cemetery. Friends may call at the Church from 6:00 until 8:00 p.m. Thursday evening. Directed by the ST. STEPHEN CHAPEL OF DIAL-MURRAY FUNERAL HOME.
Mrs. Crawford was born Sept. 21, 1942, in Unionville, Michigan, a daughter of Milton Bedore and Mary Peteprin Bedore. She was a member of the St. Stephen Church of God. She was a member of the Moose Lodge in Newport News, Va. She was a graduate of Unionville High School. She was preceded in death by a brother, Michael Bedore.
Surviving are, Edward J. "Slick" Crawford; a daughter, Tranee Satterfield of St. Stephen; a step daughter, Brenda Crawford of Andrews; three sons, Troy Grouix, Todd Grouix, and Travis Grouix all of Newport News, Va.; five sisters, JoAnne Vanover of Bay City, Mich., Marilyn Gludovatz of Caro, Mich., Rita Hofmeister of Medina, Ohio, Sharon Feibig of Grand Rapids, Mich., and Carole Sue Bedore of Mesa, Ariz.; a brother, Jim Bedore of Washington, D.C.; and five grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
Jimmy Allen Closson, 39, of Ladson, S.C., owner and operator of Atlantic World of Hobbies and Auto-Brite Service, died Saturday in Summerville.
The funeral will be at 3:00 p.m. Thursday afternoon, Feb. 14, 2002, in the CHAPEL OF DIAL-MURRAY FUNERAL HOME, MONCKS CORNER. Friends may call at the Funeral Home from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. this Wednesday evening.
Mr. Closson was born Jan. 27, 1963, in Greer, S.C., a son of George Franklin Closson, Jr. and Esther Paris Closson Haberthaler. He was a graduate of North Charleston High School.
Surviving are his mother and step father Charles Haberthaler of N. Charleston; his wife, Janie Powell; a daughter, Sybil Powell of Ladson; a son, Martin "Marty" Rodriguez of Goose Creek; three sisters, Elizabeth Helena Paris of Greenwood, Djuna Closson of Michigan, and Vicky Elaine Sweatman of Landrum; and a brother, Scott Smith of Lincolnville.