Entered into eternal rest on the morning of March 31, 2002, Mary Perkins Clark, wife of Robert E. Clark. Residence, James Island, SC. A gathering of family and friends will be held at the home of Mrs. Mary Lou Wise on Thursday, April 4th between two and five o'clock.
Mrs. Clark was born July 13, 1921 in Castine, Maine, the daughter of Frederick Carleton Perkins and Hattie Belle Sawyer Perkins.
She is survived by her husband of Charleston, SC; one daughter: Frances Perkins Clark of McLean, VA.; 2 sons: Robert E. Clark, Jr. and his wife Gail and John Sawyer Clark of Clemson, SC; one sister: Anita Perkins Mortimer of Lewiston, ME.; one nephew: Bruce Mortimer of Winthrop, ME. and several grand nieces and nephews.
Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, 5900 Core Road, Ste. #504, North Charleston, SC 29406 or to a charity of one's choice.
Arrangements by J. HENRY STUHR, INC., DOWNTOWN CHAPEL.
HARPER, M. Catherine
Marie Catherine Harper age 78, of Charleston, S.C. died Easter Sunday, March 31, 2002.
Miss Harper graduated form Winthrop University in 1945 and retired from North Charleston High School in 1980 after 35 years of teaching history and serving as chairperson of the Social Studies Dept. Since her retirement she worked with Historic Charleston Bed and Breakfast, Heyward-Washington House, and a volunteer with "Meals-on-Wheels".
She was an active member of First (Scots) Presbyterian Church for over 50 yrs. She was a member of Fort Sullivan Chapter, National Society of D.A.R., Nu Chapter of Alpha Delta Kappa teacher's soriety, affiliated with with N.E.A., S.C.E.A., and C.C.E.A. More recently a member of the Charleston County Retired Educators. She was a member of the Charleston Museum, Carolina Art Ass., Charleston Symphony Ass., and Charleston Concert Ass.
Catherine traveled all over the world. Her trips took her to Canada, Mexico, all of the British Isles, Europe, Greece, China, Russia, South America, Cuba, Eastern Europe, Alaska, Isreal, and Egypt.
Miss Harper was born in Kingstree, the daughter of Dr. Walter Haskell Harper and Marie Peterson Harper. She is survived by her sister, Ann D. Harper, nieces, Claire Weekley, Jean Rhodes, Jaye Fore, and Kitty Williams and their families.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to First (Scots) Presbyterian Church or a favorite charity. A memorial is planned for a later date.
Entered into eternal rest on March 31, 2002, Master Courtney Ramsey of New York City, formerly of 1582 Old Whitesville Road, Moncks Corner, S.C. The beloved son of Kimberly Ramsey and Carlos Cespedes. Brother of Whittney Ramsey, grandson of Sharon Ramsey and Archie Reed, nephew of Tanzy Milligan.
Funeral notice will be announced later. Arrangements made by MILLIGAN'S FUNERAL HOME OF MONCKS CORNER, S.C. (843) 761-8696.
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.
Elizabeth Hamlin King of Charleston, SC died Sunday, March 31, 2002. The funeral service will be Wednesday, April 3, 2002 in J. HENRY STUHR, INC., MOUNT PLEASANT CHAPEL at 12:00 Noon. Burial will follow in St. Paul's Lutheran Church, McCants Drive, Mt. Pleasant, SC. Friends may call at Stuhr's Mount Pleasant Chapel one hour prior to service.
Miss King was born in Mount Pleasant, SC, a daughter of Langdon C. and Emily H. King. She was a graduate of Memminger High School and completed a two year course in Christian Education at New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary. Miss King was Secretary at First Baptist Church, Charleston, SC for thirty-seven years where she was a member.
Surviving are a sister, Gertrude King Appleby, two nieces, Emily Ann Barbero and Nancy King Longest, and one nephew, Langdon Cheves King, Jr. Flowers will be accepted or memorials may be made to First Baptist Church, 48 Meeting Street, Charleston, SC.
The relatives and friends of Mr. and Mrs. David S. Leppert, Sr. are invited to attend the funeral services of the former Thursday, April 4, 2002 in Ocean Grove United Methodist Church at 2:00 o'clock. Burial will follow in Mount Pleasant Memorial Gardens. Friends may call at J. HENRY STUHR, INC., MOUNT PLEASANT CHAPEL Wednesday evening from 6:00 until 8:00 o'clock.
The relatives and friends of Dina Lenie Stortenbeek Amelunxen, widow of Johan "John" Amelunxen of Mt. Pleasant, SC are invited to attend her Memorial Service Wednesday, April 3, 2002 in the Ryefield Room, Sandpiper Village at 2:00 o'clock. ARRANGEMENTS BY J. HENRY STUHR, INC., MOUNT PLEASANT CHAPEL.
In lieu of flowers, Memorials may be made to the Johan and Lenie Amelunxen Scholarship Fund, The Health Sciences Foundation, MUSC, 171 Ashley Avenue, Charleston, S.C. 29425.
The relatives and friends of Samuel (Sammy) Hammond Stokes 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 one hour prior to the service.
Memorials may be made to James Island Baptist Church, 2023 Wappoo Drive, Charleston, S.C. 29412.
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.
Entered into eternal rest on April 2, 2002, Mrs. Brenda Marie Holmes, the beloved wife of the late Mr. William P. Holmes, mother of Sharon Holmes, C'Ella "Tiny" Holmes Denson, William A Holmes, Ruth Holmes, and Allen (Deidra) Holmes, daughter of the late Gabe Hamilton and the late Vera Hamilton, sister of Lewis (Sandra) Baxter, Clarence (Izena) Baxter, the late Annie M. Simmons, Mary L. "Hamp" Jamison and Doris J. Cooper. Late residence, 2735 Bonds Ave., North Charleston, S.C. Funeral notice later. ARRANGEMENTS BY SUBURBAN FUNERAL HOME.
Thelma Mae Salisbury Hinson Pigott, 82, of Summerville, widow of Travis York Pigott, died Wednesday afternoon.
Funeral services will be held, Friday, at 10:30 o'clock in James A. Dyal Funeral Home, Oakbrook Chapel, 11000 Dorchester Road, Summerville. Burial will be in Carolina Memorial Gardens, North Charleston.
Friends may call at James A. Dyal Funeral Home, 303 South Main St., Summerville, from 7 until 9 o'clock this evening.
Born on October 10, 1919, in Charleston, S.C., a daughter of the late Benjamin Matthew Salisbury and Leona Grooms Salisbury Graham. She was a graduate of Holly Hill Schools. She was a homemaker and of the Baptist faith.
Surviving are, two sons, Wayne C. Hinson of Clarksville, Tenn., Ronald G. Hinson of Summerville; three daughters, Donna Pigott Stroble of Summerville, Mary Pigott Mimms of St. George, Myra Pigott Patton of Ladson; one brother, Charles Salisbury of Moncks Corner; three sisters, Helen Bessinger of Mt. Pleasant, Viva Green of Summerville, Mary Ann Ray of Hilda; ten grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by her first husband, Samuel Hinson, and daughter, Patricia Hinson Guest.
Arrangements by JAMES A. DYAL FUNERAL HOME, 303 SOUTH MAIN ST., SUMMERVILLE, S.C.
HERNDON, Sr., James
James Seborn Herndon, Sr., 64, died Monday, April 1, 2002, at his home in Goose Creek. Born February 9, 1938, in Poplarville, Miss., he was the son of Flemong and Burna Mae Herndon (nee Davis). Mr. Herndon retired as a Tech Sergeant after 22 years of service in the U.S. Air Force that included two tours in Vietnam and one in Thailand. He was a former member of the American Legion Post 166. Later he was employed by the City of Hanahan. He is survived by his wife of 42 years, Cora; four children and their spouses, Ricky P. Herndon (Eva Marie Herndon), Moncks Corner; Barbara Everett (John Christopher Everett), Macedonia; Lolita Cordovez (Brian Magargal) Goose Creek; James S. Herndon, Jr. (Angelia Medina Herndon), Harleyville; five brothers and sisters, Norma Jean Clinton, Hattiesburg, Miss.; Margie Bullen, Pat Herndon, and Josephine Bullen, all of Poplarville, Miss.; and E.J. Herndon, Bay St. Louis, Mo.; eight grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his brother, Huey Garvin Henderson. A Mass of Christian Liturgy will be held 11 a.m., Friday, April 5, 2002, at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church. Entombment with military honors will follow at Plantation Memorial Gardens. A vigil service will be held, Thursday, April 4, 2002, at 7 p.m. with visitation to follow until 9 p.m. at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church. Memorials may be made to Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, 510 St. James Ave., Goose Creek, S.C. 29445. Arrangements by MCALISTER-SMITH FUNERAL HOME, 100 S. Goose Creek Blvd., Goose Creek, S.C.
DINKINS, Jr., John
John Rackley Dinkins, Jr., age 46, of Mt. Pleasant, S.C., died on Tuesday, April 2, 2002. John is survived by his sisters, Linda Dinkins of Martinez, Ga., and Kathy Dinkins Evans of Marietta, Ga. He is also survived by his step-father, B.K. Anderson of Midville, Ga., and nephew, John D. Evans of Marietta, Ga. John was born in Augusta, Ga., to the late John Rackley Dinkins and Elizabeth Dinkins Anderson.
John was a graduate of the Darlington School in Rome, Ga., and the University of Georgia, in Athens, Ga., with a degree in Nursery Management and Landscape Architecture. He owned and operated Landscape Specialties in Charleston, S.C., where he served as a landscape specialist at several plantations and numerous historical sites in the Charleston Lowcountry area. Previously, John worked at Park Seed Company in Greenwood, S.C., and the Tropical Patio in Hilton Head, S.C.
A graveside service will be held on Friday, April 5, 2002, at 3 p.m., at Magnolia Cemetery in Waynesboro, Ga., with the Reverend Harold Rowland of Waynesboro and the Reverend Dr. Paula Buford of Atlanta officiating. Pallbearers will be Doug Cates, IV, B. Lamar Muray, III, Cleve Mobley, Jesse Stone, Rocky Rockwell and Thomas Black.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial contributions be made to First United Methodist Church of Waynesboro, P.O. Box 420, Waynesboro, Ga., 30830, or to Edmund-Burke Academy, P.O. Box 787, Waynesboro, Ga. 30830.
DELOACH FUNERAL HOME, INC., 842 Liberty St., Waynesboro, Ga., is in charge of arrangements.
Coleen Kohn-Gordon, 43, of Summerville, S.C., died Tuesday, April 2, 2002. The relatives and friends of Coleen Kohn-Gordon are invited to attend her memorial service, Friday, April 5, 2002, in J. HENRY STUHR, INC., MOUNT PLEASANT CHAPEL, at 12 noon. Friends may call at Stuhr's Mount Pleasant Chapel, Thursday evening, from 6 until 8 o'clock.
Coleen was born in Charleston, S.C., a daughter of Delvin D. Kohn and Betty Sessions Cottle. She was a graduate of Wando High School and was an Auditor with the Charleston County School District for where she had been employed for over 26 years.
Surviving are her husband, Rolfe Gordon of Summerville, her mother, Betty S. Cottle of Mt. Pleasant, S.C., her father, Delvin D. Kohn of Newkirk, Okla., two sisters, Angela Compton and her husband, Robert of Pickens, S.C., and Karen Byrd of Virginia Beach, Va., three step-sisters, Deborah A. Rich of Santa Maria, Calif., Tammy C. Erickson of Mt. Pleasant, S.C., and Cathy Scroggins of Winston Salem, N.C., two step-brothers, Kevin Cottle of Joliet, Ill., and Wesley R. Cottle of Minooka, Ill. She was preceded in death by her step-father, Everett L. Cottle and step-brother, Terry Jason Cottle.
Memorials may be made to the charity of one's choice.
Entered into eternal rest on April 2, 2002, Mr. James Bernard (Smoky) Jefferson, beloved husband of Mrs. Sadie Burnell Jefferson, father of Bernadette Brown, son of Mr. Everett and Mrs. Mattie Jefferson and brother of Joseph Sumter, Sr., Veronica Jenkins, Clarence Jefferson, Everett Jefferson, Jr. (Bro), Silas Jefferson, Emily Duggins and Kenneth Jefferson. Late residence, 1109 Carverwood Lane. Friends may call at FIELDING HOME FOR FUNERALS, 722-3348 or 1-800-290-5954. Funeral notice later.
The relatives and friends of Mrs. Grace S. Brown, those of her husband, Mr. Henry Brown, Sr., daughter, Mrs. Noreen Williams (Ben), step-children, Mr. Henry Brown, Jr. (Theodora), Mrs. Maybell Chisolm (Albert), and Ms. Mary L. Brown, grandson, Kelsey Williams, sister, Mrs. Lillie Mae Blake, sister-in-law, Mrs. Celestine Smith and Mrs. Ruth Strachen, brother-in-law, Rev. Eugene Brown are invited to attend her funeral services, Friday, April 5, 2002, at 1 p.m., at Annivesta Baptist Church, Hollywood, S.C. Friends may call at FIELDING HOME FOR FUNERALS, 722-3348 or 1-800-290-5954. Remains to the church on Thursday at 6 p.m. The family will be receiving friends at the church on Thursday from 7 to 8 p.m. Remains to the church on Friday at 12 noon. Interment, church cemetery.
MUNDAY, Sue Myatt
Sue Myatt Munday, 80, of Charleston, widow of Rev. William Riley Munday, died Tuesday at her residence.
Funeral service will be held Friday, April 5, 2002, at 1 o'clock in James A. Dyal Funeral Home, Oakbrook Chapel, 11000 Dorchester Road, Summerville. Committal service will be at 3:30 o'clock in Woodbridge Memorial Park, Lexington, S.C.
Friends may call at the James A. Dyal Funeral Home, 303 South Main St., Summerville, from 7 until 9 o'clock this evening.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Garden Terrace Sunshine Fund Life Care Center of Charleston, 2600 Elms Plantation Blvd., Charleston, S.C. 29406.
Mrs. Munday was born June 12, 1921, in Philadelphia, Miss., a daughter of the late Hunter Myatt and Effie Gipson Myatt. She was a graduate of Hillman College in Clinton, Miss. She retired having served as Dorm Counselor for the South Carolina Department of Juvenile Justice. She was of the Baptist faith.
Surviving are, two daughters, Linda Munday Martin and her husband Hank of Nashville, Tenn., Ann Munday Priest and her husband David of Charleston; one son, Bill Munday of Little Rock, Ark.; six grandchildren, two step-grandchildren, and eight great-grandchildren.
Arrangements by JAMES A. DYAL FUNERAL HOME, 303 SOUTH MAIN ST., SUMMERVILLE, S.C.
The relatives and friends of Mrs. Isabelle Ladson Ancrum and those of her sons, Frank P. Ancrum, III, and Kyren Ancrum; brothers, Leroy Ferguson, Julius Ladson (Carrie), Ricky Ladson; sisters, Theola Ladson, Marie Ladson, Voila Hardaway and Jenetta Nelson (Richard); aunts, Julia Brown and Martha Ladson, uncle Arthur Ladson; nieces and nephews are invited to attend her funeral services today April 4, 2002, 2 p.m. in Emmanuel Baptist Church, 1440 Folly Road James Island, S.C., interment Stem Point Cemetery. There will be no viewing. Arrangements by JOHNSON-HALLS FUNERAL HOME.
William Harold Cooley, 73, of Leakesville, Miss., died Tuesday, April 2, 2002, at his residence.
Mr. Cooley was born December 27, 1928, in Greene County, Miss. He worked as a firefighter at Charleston Air Force Base. He attended Green Lodge Methodist Church.
Mr. Cooley was a U.S. Army Korean War Veteran and member of Shicora Lodge Number, 366 F&AM of Charleston, S.C. He was a retired firefighter of Charleston Air Force Base.
Visitation will be April 3, 2002, 5 to 9 p.m., at FREEMAN FUNERAL HOME.
Funeral services will be April 4, 2002, at Green Lodge Methodist Church, 12 p.m. Rev. John Morrison will officiate. Burial in Green Lodge Cemetery, Leakesville, Miss.
Survivors include, daughter, Kay Reid, Charleston, S.C.; three sisters, Christine Davis, Leakesville, S.C., Frieda Pierce, Lucedale, Miss., and Lucille Williams, Wilmer, Ala.; and three grandchildren.
Clarence Williams entered into eternal rest on Wednesday, April 3, 2002. He died in a Walterboro hospital. Residence, Hendersonville, S.C.
Funeral notice to be announced later by MUNGO FUNERAL HOME, 300 Francis St., Walterboro, S.C. 29488.