Entered into eternal rest on the morning of March 31, 2002, Mary Perkins Clark, wife of Robert E. Clark. Residence, James Island, S.C. A gathering of family and friends will be held at the home of Mrs. Mary Lou Wise on Thursday, April 4, between 2 and 5 o'clock.
Mrs. Clark was born July13, 1921, in Castine, Maine, the daughter of Frederick Carleton Clark and Hattie Belle Sawyer Perkins Clark.
She is survived by her husband of Charleston, S.C.; one daughter, Frances Perkins Clark of McLean, Va.; two sons, Robert E. Clark, Jr., and his wife Gail and John Sawyer Clark of Clemson, S.C.; one sister, Anita Perkins Mortimer of Lewiston, Maine; one nephew, Bruce Mortimer of Winthrop, Maine, and several grandnieces and nephews.
Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, 5900 Core Road, Suite #504, North Charleston, S.C. 29406, or to a charity of one's choice.
Arrangements by J. HENRY STUHR, INC., DOWNTOWN CHAPEL.
Frederick H. Otis died March 27, 2002, at a local hospital, Charleston, S.C. He was born January 4, 1916, at Springfield, Mass., and spent his youth in Webster, Mass. He was married in Florida in 1934. He moved to Honolulu, Hawaii, where he worked at Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard. He moved to Charleston in 1972 and worked at Charleston Naval Shipyard as a Naval architect until his retirement, mid 1980's. After retiring he resided near Hollywood, S.C., the remainder of his life. He is survived by two sons, Frederick Joseph Otis of Sacramento, Calif., Richard Frederick Otis of Miami, Fla., and Paul Loring Otis of Burnet, Texas; a step-daughter Jane Elizabeth Potak of Miami, Fla.; a grandson, Matthew Paul Otis of Temple, Texas; and one dog, Niff. A memorial service will be held, Wednesday, April 3, at 2 p.m., at Christ Church, Adams Run, S.C., Highway 174 (near Post Office). In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the American Lung Association, 1941 Savage Road, Charleston, S.C. 29414.
Annie Ruth Wright, 73, wife of Jack D. Wright of Cordesville, S.C., died Monday April 1, 2002 in a local hospital. The relatives and friends of Mr. and Mrs. Jack D. Wright are invited to attend the funeral services of the former Wednesday afternoon, April 3, 2002 in J. HENRY STUHR, INC., MOUNT PLEASANT CHAPEL at 4:30 o'clock. Entombment will follow in Mount Pleasant Memorial Gardens. Friends may call at Stuhr's Mount Pleasant Chapel Tuesday evening from 6:00 until 8:00 o'clock.
Mrs. Wright was born in Yemassee, S.C., a daughter of Wilbur Owens and Edna White Owens Bivens. She retired from Roper Hospital as a Physical Therapist and was a member of Citadel Square Baptist Church. Mrs. Wright graduated from St. Paul High School.
Surviving are her husband, Jack D. Wright of Cordesville, S.C., two daughters, Garnell Thompson and Donna Newton, both of Summerville, S.C., two sisters, Blanche Newton of Ravenel, S.C. and Elizabeth Gaskins of Mt. Pleasant, S.C., one step daughter, Kathy Faircloth of Summerville, S.C. and one step son, Gregg Wright of Ohio, four grandchildren, Angela Karr, Karen Pitt, Rhett Newton and Sierra Newton, four great-grandchildren, Gregory Paulson, Ryan Karr, Chelsea Karr and Victoria Pitt.
Entered into eternal rest on March 31, 2002 Mrs. Isabelle Ladson Ancrum, of 1915 Ferguson Road Street, Charleston, S.C. Beloved mother of Frank P. Ancrum, III, Kyren Ancrum both of Mount Pleasant, S.C., Leroy Ferguson, Julius Ladson (Carrie), Ricky Ladson, Theola Ladson, Marie Ladson, Voila Hardaway all of Charleston, S.C. and Jenetta Nelson (Richard) of Jersey City, N.J. Niece of Julia Brown and Arthur Ladson both of Charleston, S.C. The family will receive friends at 290 Fleming Road Apt. C, Charleston, S.C. Funeral notice later. Arrangements by JOHNSON-HALLS FUNERAL HOME.
FLORENCE, S.C. - Rev. Jimmy Wayne Crosby, 59, of Florence, S.C. died early Sunday morning, March 31, 2002, in a Florence hospital.
Rev. Crosby was a retired minister in the Church of God of Prophecy pastoring churches throughout South Carolina.
Surviving are his wife, Lois E. Crosby of Florence; 2 daughters, Renee (Scott) Wicker of Timmonsville and Michelle (Jay) Hardy of Florence; 2 sons, John Wayne Crosby and Charley Chandler both of Piedmont, S.C.; 3 brothers, Willie (Nellie) Crosby of Morgantown, N.C., Joe (Geri) Crosby of Myrtle Beach, S.C. and Command Sgt. Major Rick (Mara) Crosby of Ft. Rucker, Ala.; 2 sisters, Geraldine Player of Florence, S.C. and Linda (Mike) Kelly of Sumter, S.C.; and 2 granddaughters, Alyssa and Erynn Hardy.
Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Wednesday in the Church of God of Prophecy. Burial will follow in Florence Memorial Gardens directed by STOUDENMIRE-DOWLING FUNERAL HOME.
The family will receive friends 7-9 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.
WALTERBORO - Homer Robert Rohde, 72, of Sixth Street died Monday at his residence. Funeral services with military honors will be held at 11:00 a.m. Wednesday at the chapel of the Brice W. Herndon and Sons Funeral Home.
Mr. Rhode was born in Sewickley, Pennsylvania, a son of the late Joseph S. Rohde and Verlma Dawson Rohde Buttermore. He was a retired First Sergeant with the U.S. Marines, having served in World War II, the Korean Conflict, and the Vietnam War. He was a member of Bethel United Methodist Church, Ruffin Charge, a member of the Elks Lodge, a member of Masonic Lodge #118 in Okinawa, Japan, and was a former resident of Ambridge, Pennsylvania.
Surviving are his wife, Janie Price Rohde, a daughter, Deborah B. Preacher of Walterboro, four sons, Richard "Rick" A. Rohde and his wife, Joyce of Walterboro, Richard Robert Rohde and his wife Bevelyn of Hawaii, Gary P. Rohde and his wife Lacey of Walterboro, and Ronald J. Rohde of Walterboro, 9 grandchildren, and 9 great-grandchildren.
The family will receive friends from 6 until 8 p.m. Tuesday at the BRICE W. HERNDON AND SONS FUNERAL HOME.
Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, Colleton County Relay for Life, 5900 Core Road, Suite 504, North Charleston, S.C. 29406.
Entered into eternal rest on the morning of March 31, 2002, Samuel (Sammy) Hammond Stokes. Residence, Charleston, S.C. The relatives and friends are invited to attend his funeral services Wednesday at 2 o'clock in J. HENRY STUHR INC., DOWNTOWN CHAPEL. Interment, Holy Cross Cemetery. Friends may call at Stuhr's Downtown Chapel one hour prior to the service.
Mr. Stokes was born November 3, 1919, in Charleston, S.C., the son of Albert Leondias Stokes and Caroline Virginia Hammond Stokes. He was a member of Grace Episcopal Church. He retired as a bookkeeper and sales with A.M. Moore, a Food Brokerage Company. He served with the U.S. Army during W.W.II.
One sister survives him, Margaret Stokes Thames of Charleston, S.C. and nieces and nephews.
Memorials may be made to James Island Baptist Church, 2023 Wappoo Drive, Charleston, S.C. 29412.
The relatives and friends of Mr. and Mrs. Charles William Singletary are invited to attend the funeral services of the former in First Baptist Church of Goose Creek this (Tuesday) afternoon, April 2, 2002 at 2 o'clock. Interment will follow in Plantation Memorial Gardens. Friends may call at J. HENRY STUHR, INC., GREENRIDGE ROAD CHAPEL.
Flowers will be accepted or memorials may be made to Southern Care Hospice, 2070 Northbrook Blvd., Suite B-1, North Charleston, S.C. 29406.
The relatives and friends of Eudora Millar Leitch, widow of John A. Leitch, are invited to attend her funeral services Tuesday at 1 o'clock in Westminster Presbyterian Church. Interment, Bethany Cemetery.
Arrangements by J. HENRY STUHR, INC., DOWNTOWN CHAPEL.
The relatives and friends of Mr. and Mrs. James M. Harley are invited to attend the memorial services of the latter Tuesday afternoon, April 2, 2002 in J. HENRY STUHR, INC., WEST ASHLEY CHAPEL at 5 o'clock. Burial will be private.
The relatives and friends of Mr. and Mrs. Homer Howard Banks are invited to attend the funeral services of the latter in J. HENRY STUHR, INC., GREENRIDGE ROAD CHAPEL, this (Tuesday) afternoon, April 2, 2002 at 1 o'clock. Interment will follow in Carolina Memorial Gardens. Friends may call at Stuhr's Greenridge Road Chapel.
The relatives and friends of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Hamilton Cash are invited to attend the Memorial Mass for the former at 2:00 P.M. Tuesday, April 2, 2002, at St. Mary Catholic Church, Yonges Island. Memorials may be made to Hospice of Charleston, Inc., 3896 Leeds Ave., North Charleston, S.C. 29405, or St. Mary Catholic Church, 4255 Highway 165, Yonges Island, S.C. 29449. Arrangements by JAMES A. McALISTER FUNERAL HOME, 1620 SAVANNAH HWY. 766-1365.
The relatives and friends of Mr. and Mrs. Edward Joseph Coury are invited to attend the Mass of Christian Burial for the former at 10 a.m., Tuesday, April 2, 2002, at St. Joseph Catholic Church. The Rite of Committal will be in Holy Cross Cemetery. Memorials may be made to St. Jude's Children's Hospital, 501 St. Jude's Place, Memphis, TN 38105-9956. Arrangements by JAMES A. McALISTER FUNERAL HOME, 1620 SAVANNAH HWY. 766-1365.
THOMPSON, Verla Mae
Verla Mae Thompson, who preferred to be called "Skip," was born August 3, 1918, in Akron, Ohio, and entered into eternal peace March 30, 2002, at the Medical University of SC. She was preceded in death by her father and mother, Charles and Lillian Ballenger, and her sister Bernice.
During her lifetime, "Skip," was a prospector, fisherman, gardener, church organist, dog-lover and motorcycle rider, and above all, was "Mom." She began her working career at the Kresge Company in Akron. After many years as an office manager and bookkeeper, she retired from the Charleston Chamber of Commerce in 1988.
Ms. Thompson is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Janet L. and Harold L. Browning of James Island, SC. Her son, John L. Thompson, IV and his wife, Joyce, of St. Louis, MO. Grandchildren, Ella M. Browning, Harold L. Browning II, John L. Thompson, V, and Jessica Ann Thompson, granddaughter-in-law, Terri Browning. Great grandchildren, Harold L. Browning, III, Joseph C. Browning, Amy Forehand an Benjamin Hodges, as well as many good friends and neighbors.
Ms. Thompson was deeply loved and will be sorely missed. The Medical University of SC received her into the body donation program for research and teaching. In lieu of flowers, friends may wish to make a donation to the Medical University Health Sciences Foundation or to a favorite charity.
Services will be announced at a future date.
Justin Wyatt Maurice, 20, of Summerville, died Monday.
Funeral Service will be held Thursday at 4 o'clock in James A. Dyal Funeral Home Chapel, Summerville. Burial will be in Dorchester Memory Gardens, Summerville.
Friends may call at the funeral home from 2 o'clock until the time of service on Thursday.
Justin was born on October 2, 1981 in Charleston, S.C., a son of of John Wesley and Sybil Janice Mizzell Maurice of Summerville. He was a graduate of Berkeley High School. He was a utilities technician. He was a member of Gethsemane Baptist Church.
Surviving are his parents of Summerville; his sister, Amanda Jane Maurice of Summerville; maternal grandparents, Vivian D. Mizzell of Summerville; paternal grandparents, John R. and Edith W. Maurice of Nashville, Tenn.
Arrangements by JAMES A. DYAL FUNERAL HOME, 303 SOUTH MAIN STREET, SUMMERVILLE, SOUTH CAROLINA.
MATHIS, Jr., Marion
We sorrowfully regret to inform you that Mr. Marion Mathis, Jr., entered into eternal rest on Tuesday, April 2, 2002. Late residence 518 Dogwood Circle, Summerville, S.C. Father of Ms. Evonne Reid, son of Mrs. Fannie Scott; brother of Ms. Viola Alleyn, Ms. Flora Mathis and Mr. Charles Mathis. Arrangements have been entrusted to the ALBERT A. GLOVER FUNERAL HOME, 113 BRYAN ST., SUMMERVILLE, S.C. and PHONE (843) 871-1528, FAX (843) 832-9240.
CMSGT Marion Thomas Scott, U.S. Air Force (Ret.), 70, of Summerville, husband of Frances "Bunny" Lorene Beugnot Scott died Monday in a Charleston hospital.
Funeral service will be held Thursday at 11 o'clock in James A. Dyal Funeral Home Chapel, Summerville. Burial will be held at 2 o'clock in Beaufort National Cemetery.
Friends may call at the funeral home from 6 until 8 o'clock this evening.
Mr. Scott was born on December 4, 1931 in Waco, Texas, a son of the late William Marion Scott and Lois Jewel Hammock Scott Douglas.
CMSGT Scott served his country proudly with over 33 years of military service. His career started in the Naval reserves in Miami, Fla. in 1949. He transferred to the Air Force in 1951 where he served for over 30 years. During his career, he served at bases in Korea, Florida, Michigan, Vietnam and Charleston. While stationed at Charleston Air Force Base he served as a Superintendent of Aircraft Maintenance with the 437th Organizational Maintenance Squadron, where he retired in 1984. Through out his career, he received numerous decorations including the Bronze Star for bravery while serving in the Vietnam War. He was also a veteran of the Korean Conflict.
He was a member of the Old Fort Masonic Lodge #420 A.F.M., Eutawville Flyers Radio Control Club and the Charleston Radio Control Society.
Surviving are his wife of Summerville; two sons and daughters-in-law, Dana Scott of Miami, Fla., Doug and Denise Scott of Summeville, S.C.; two daughters and son-in-laws, Debra and Kenneth Buber of Rancocas, N.J., Delores "Dee" Finn and Al Hill of Summerville, S.C.; seven grandchildren, Zachary, Tracey, Christopher, John, Jesse, Christine and Anna.
Arrangements by JAMES A. DYAL FUNERAL HOME, 303 SOUTH MAIN STREET, SUMMERVILLE, SOUTH CAROLINA.
JAMES, SR., Will
DORCHESTER - Will James, Sr., 82, of 1520 East Main Street, Dorchester, S.C. died Sunday, March 31, 2002, in a Charleston hospital after an extended illness. Funeral services will be held 2:00 p.m. Thursday, April 4, 2002 at the Elem Missionary Baptist Church, Harleyville, S.C. with Rev. McKinley Ravenell, officiating. Burial will be in the Dorchester Cemetery, Dorchester, S.C. directed by Ling Funeral Home, 5580 Memorial Blvd., St. George, S.C. 29477 (843)563-3589.
Mr. James was born December 25, 1919 in Dorchester, S.C., a son of the late Aaron James and Mrs. Gracie Macon James. He was a member of the Elem Missionary Baptist Church and attended the public schools of Dorchester County. He was a Navy veteran of World War II.
Surviving are two brothers, Bennie (Ruth) James of Dorchester, S.C. and Wilson James of Harleyville, S.C.; three sisters, Mrs. Aldline Green and Mrs. Janie Lee Zeigler both of Harleyville, S.C., Mrs. Gracie Wamer of Brooklyn, New York. He is also survived by numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
Entered into eternal rest on Tuesday, April 2, 2002, Mrs. Elizabeth "Purline" Rivers Simmons, wife of the late Mr. Joseph "Sonny" Simmons, mother of Mrs. Ethel Mae S. Boyd (James), John's Island, S.C., Mrs. Netha Gibson, Mt. Vernon, N.Y. and Mrs. Eleanora Holmes, Bronx, N.Y., grandmother of Ms. Arline Simmons, John's Island, S.C., sister of Mr. William Rivers (Julia), John's Island, S.C. Late residence 3368 Plowground Road, John's Island, S.C. Funeral notice later. Arrangements by WALKER'S MORTUARY "Chapel of Peace" 3407 Old Pond Road, John's Island, S.C. Phone 559-0341.
The relatives and friends of Ms. Ruth "Clara" Frasier and those of her son, Mr. Dana Frasier, mother, Mrs. Ida Mae Calhoun, father, the late Rev. Edward Frasier, Sr., sisters, Mrs. Bernice King (Rev. Hardy), Hollywood, S.C., Ms. Julia Frasier, Philadelphia, Ms. Edna Frasier, Rantowles, S.C., Mrs. Shirley Pryor, Philadelphia, brothers, Mr. Ralph Dunmeyer. Brooklyn, N.Y. and Mr. Reddmon Doctor, Philadelphia, nieces, nephews, aunt, uncle, cousins, other relatives and friends are invited to attend her funeral services on Thursday, April 4, 2002, 1 p.m. at Bethel AME Church, Ravenel, S.C. Rev. Leroy Russell, officiating. Interment: Church Cemetery. Remains will lie in state at the church on Thursday from 12 noon until the hour of service. Family will be receiving friends at Bethel AME Church this evening (Wednesday) from 7 to 8 p.m. Arrangements by WALKER'S MORTUARY "Chapel of Peace," 3407 Old Pond Road, John's Island, S.C. Phone 559-0341.