James Neil Brown, 58, of 2010 Evergreen Drive, Spartanburg, died Sunday, March 17, 2002, at Spartanburg Regional Medical Center. A native of Spartanburg, he was the son of the late James Roy and Rena Cannon Brown. A 1966 graduate of Wofford College, he worked for State Farm Insurance as a Claims Supervisor. He was a NCAA Umpire and Referee, and a member of Green Street Baptist Church.
Survivors include his wife, Nell Burnette Brown of the home; two sons, Dr. Alan Neil Brown of Charleston, S.C., and Darrin Eric Brown of Washington, D.C.; a daughter, Gina Cheryl Brown of Charleston, S.C.; and two grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held at 4 p.m., Monday, March 18, 2002, at New Prospect Baptist Church conducted by the Rev. Bill Harris. The family will receive friends in the church immediately following the service.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the New Prospect Baptist Church, 9321 Highway 9, Inman, S.C. 29349, or to the Green Street Baptist Church, 446 Brawley St., Spartanburg, S.C. 29303.
The family will be at the home.
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Mr. George Rudolph "Rudy" Long, 59, of 108 Keene Avenue in Estill, died Tuesday night in a Charleston hospital after an extended illness.
Mr. Long was born in Hampton County, November 10, 1942, a son of the late George Henry Long and Mary Pauline Sanders Long Kinard. He had worked in the Shipping Department at Newmark International Fiberglass Company, and was a member of the Bent Barrell Hunting Club and had served as a Volunteer Fireman with the Estill Fire Department. He had attended the Baptist Church.
Surviving are, his wife, Ann DeWitt Long of Estill; two daughters, Audrey L. Sauls and Rebecca L. Jarrell both of Nixville; one son, Jay Long of Hampton; four brothers, Marion, Carl and Marshall Long all of Nixville, and LeRoy Long of Aiken; three sisters, Juanita King and Eunice Campbell both of Easley, and Kathleen Groves of Walterboro; an two half-sisters, Irene Cook of Louisiana and Nell Cobb of West Union, S.C. There are three grandchildren. Mr. Long was pre-deceased by a brother, J.P. Long, and two half-sisters, Alva Lee Drawdy and Hazel Lanier.
Graveside services will be 3 p.m., Friday, in the Live Oak Cemetery near Nixville, directed by the Estill Chapel of PEEPLES-RHODEN FUNERAL HOME. Friends may call at the chapel in Estill from 7 to 9 p.m., Thursday, and Friday until the hour of services.
The family suggests that those who wish may send memorials to the American Cancer Society, Hampton Chapter - Relay for Life, P.O. Box 158, Hampton, S.C. 29924.
Entered into eternal rest on the morning of April 2, 2002, Robert "Bob" Conley Goodwin, widower of Darlene "Dolly" Weinke Goodwin. Residence, James Island, S.C. The relatives and friends are invited to attend his funeral services Saturday, April 6, 2002, at 2 o'clock in Martin Luther Lutheran Church. Interment, private. Friends may call at J. HENRY STUHR, INC., DOWNTOWN CHAPEL, Thursday evening between 6 and 8 o'clock.
Mr. Goodwin was born July 5, 1930, in Canton, Pa., the son of William Leroy Goodwin and Carlotta Havens Goodwin. He was a member of Martin Luther Lutheran Church. Former co-owner of Dolly's Ceramics of James Island. He served with the U.S. Navy during W.W.II and retired after 20 years as a Chief Petty Officer.
He is survived by two daughters, Darlene (Joy) Manos of James Island, S.C., and Carita (Didi) Coen of Groton, Conn.; two sons, Bruce A. Goodwin of Raleigh, N.C., and Robert (Chip) Goodwin of Atlanta, Ga.; four sisters, Betty Wills of Deltona, Fla., Virginia Millward of Albemarle, N.C., Lula Shaw of Norfolk, Va., and Connie Goodwin of Flagler Beach, Fla.; one brother, Leroy E. Goodwin of Canton, Pa.; six grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
Memorials may be made to Care Ministry at Martin Luther Lutheran Church, 1605 Harborview Road, Charleston, S.C. 29412
Mildred Boykin Smith, 88, of Ridgeland, widow of J. Desmond Smith, died Tuesday, April 2, 2002, at a Beaufort hospital after a long illness.
Mrs. Smith was born November 26, 1913, in Sylvania, Ga., the daughter of James Boykin and Madie Scott Boykin. She was a homemaker and a member of Ridgeland Baptist Church.
Survivors include, two sons, Dennis Smith, Walterboro, S.C., Larry Smith, Varnville, S.C.; two daughters, Patsy Cook, Zebulon, N.C., Judy Tuten, Ridgeland, S.C.; one brother, Gerald Boykin, Pt. Wentworth, Ga.; four sisters, Geraldine McGraw, Pt. Wentworth, Ga., Mary Ellen Busch, Dennison, Ohio, Eunice Peavey, Pt. Wentworth, Ga., Marjorie Laffitte, Pt. Wentworth, Ga.; six grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be at Ridgeland Baptist Church, Thursday, April 4, 2002, 11 a.m. Burial will be in Sand Hill Cemetery, Varnville.
Visitation at SAULS FUNERAL HOME, RIDGELAND, Wednesday evening, 6 to 8 p.m.
Memorials to Ridgeland Baptist Church, P.O. Box 909, Ridgeland, S.C. 29936.
BUNTON, Jr., Rudolph
SAVANNAH, GA. - TSGT. Rudolph "Rudy" Bunton, Jr., 74, died on Tuesday, April 2, at St. Joseph's Hospital.
The Walterboro, S.C., native was a member of the Powers Baptist Church. He retired from the U.S. Air Force and received the following medals while serving his country, Service Medal for time in Vietnam and Korea, Military Merit, Cross of Military Service awarded by the United Daughters of the Confederacy, Air Force Commendation Award, Occupation Medal for time spent in Germany, National Defense Service Medal and the Good Conduct Medal. Mr. Bunton also retired from the State of Georgia and was an avid fisherman and gardener.
Survivors include his wife of 30 years, Betty Bunton of Savannah; five daughters, Diane McGowan of Effingham County, Donnie Turner of Newnan, DeLois Boger of Savannah, Carol Lane of Mt. Pleasant, S.C., and Jean Jackson of Springfield; two sisters, Rosa Lee Fletcher and Matalou Davis, both of Beaufort, S.C.; both of Beaufort, S.C.; five grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren and a number of nieces and nephews; Mr. Bunton was preceded in death by a grandchild.
Visitation, 5 to 7 p.m., on Thursday, April 4, at the THOMAS C. STRICKLAND & SONS FUNERAL HOME, WEST CHATHAM CHAPEL in Pooler.
Graveside funeral will be noon on Friday, April 5, at Beaufort National Cemetery with full military honors.
Remembrances may be given to the American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 13117, Savannah, Ga. 31416.
MYRTLE BEACH - Dr. Hugh C. Godefroy, 82, died Wednesday, April 03, 2002, at his home.
He was born October 28, 1919, in Java, former Dutch East Indies, the son of the late Constant and Maude McLachlin Godefroy.
He moved from Grand Mere, Quebec to Conway, S.C. in 1961 and established a practice in anesthesiology and family medicine. He returned to Quebec in 1973 to establish a multi-specialty clinic in Hudson and practice there until 1978. He then moved back to S.C. and continued a practice in family medicine in Surfside Beach until his retirement in 1994.
He attended the University of Toronto and graduated from the Faculty of Medicine at McGill University in Montreal. He joined the Royal Canadian Air Force in 1940 and became one of the highest decorated Canadian aces in World War II. His combat missions, flying Hurricanes and the legendary Spitfire, earned him the British Distinguished Service Order, Distinguished Flying Cross and Bar, and Franceís Croix de Guerre with Gold Star. In 1943 he was made Wing Commander Flying and assumed command of the legendary RAF ace, Johnnie Johnsonís 127 Wing. He chronicled his experiences during the war in a book,Lucky Thirteen, published in 1983.
He was a member of Trinity Episcopal Church, Myrtle Beach, a life member and former president of the Canadian Fighter Pilotsí Association, Caterpillar Club, the Flight 77 Order of Daedalians, Palaver Club, Fellow of the American Academy of Family Practice, Canadian, American, and S.C. Medical Associations
Survivors include his wife of forty years, Hope Tallevast Godefroy, three sons, David Godefroy of Jasper, TX and his wife Ginger, Allan Stalvey of Columbia, SC and his wife Karen, Scott Godefroy of Augusta, GA; two daughters, Isabel Hodge of Mississauga, Ontario and her husband Ian and Sarah Hope Smith of Murrellís Inlet, S.C. and her husband Jackson, thirteen grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. He was predeceased by his first wife, Constance Helm Godefroy.
Funeral services will be held 11:00 AM Saturday at Trinity Episcopal Church with the Rev. Dr. Michael Cole officiating. Burial will follow in Lakeside Cemetery, directed by GOLDFINCH FUNERAL HOME, CONWAY CHAPEL.
The family will receive friends from 6-8 PM Friday at the residence, 11 San Marks, Antigua, Myrtle Beach.
Memorials may be sent to Mercy Hospice of Horry County, PO Box 50640, Myrtle Beach, SC 29579 or to the Grand Strand Humane Society, PO Box 621, Myrtle Beach, SC 29578.
Walterboro - Evelyn Bowman, 74, died Saturday, March 30, 2002 in Charleston, SC. The funeral service is scheduled for Thursday, April 4, 2002 at 1:00 pm at Mt. Olive Baptist Church, Wayne G. Carter, Pastor. Burial directed by MAREE TRACY Funeral Home will be in Heavenly Rest Cemetery.
Relatives and friends of Mr. Eugene Cooper of Moncks Corner, SC, the beloved husband of Mrs. Ruth G. Cooper of Moncks Corner, SC, the beloved father of Mrs. Karen C. McGhee, Mrs. Yvette C. Jones, Ms. Latisha Cooper, all of Moncks Corner, SC, the beloved brother of Mr. Johnny Cooper, Ms. Betty Cooper, Mrs. Louise Burroughs, Ms. Della McCutchen, Mrs. Mary Lee James, all of Bronx, NY, Mr. Henry Cooper of Stalk, Fl, and Mr. James Cooper of NJ, are invited to attend his funeral services on Friday, April 5, 2002 at 2:00 P.M. at Moncks Corner A.M.E. Church, Moncks Corner, SC. Interment, Church cemetery. SCOTT'S MORTUARY in charge of arrangements.
The relatives and friends of Dr. and Mrs. Michael J. Taylor are invited to attend the memorial services for Cathy on Saturday, April 6, 2002 in Seacoast Community Church, Long Point Road, Mt. Pleasant, S.C. at 12:00 noon. Burial will be private. ARRANGEMENTS BY J. HENRY STUHR, INC., MOUNT PLEASANT CHAPEL.
In lieu of flowers, Memorials may be made to either Hollings Cancer Center, 86 Jonathan Lucas Street, P.O. Box 250955, Charleston, S.C. 29425 or Seacoast Community Church, (Missions Fund), 750 Long Point Road, Mt. Pleasant, S.C. 29464.
KNIGHT, C. Tillman
The relatives and friends of Mr. and Mrs. C. Tillman Knight are invited to attend the funeral services of the former in St. Andrew's Parish United Methodist church, Thursday morning, April 4, 2002 at 11 o'clock. Interment, Live Oak Memorial Gardens. Friends may call at J. HENRY STUHR, INC., WEST ASHLEY CHAPEL.
Memorials may be made to St. Andrew's Parish United Methodist Church, 3225 Ashley River Road, Charleston, S.C. 29414.
The relatives and friends of Mary Perkins Clark, wife of Robert E. Clark are invited to a gathering at the home of Mary Lou Wise, Thursday, between 2 and 4 o'clock.
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.
The relatives and friends of Dorothy J. Coker, widow of Bill Stewart Coker, are invited to attend her funeral services in J. HENRY STUHR, INC., GREENRIDGE ROAD CHAPEL, this (Thursday) afternoon, April 4, 2002 at 4:00 o'clock. Interment will follow in Carolina Memorial Gardens. Friends may call Stuhr's Greenridge Road Chapel. Flowers will be accepted or memorials may be made to First Baptist Church of North Charleston, 4217 Rivers Avenue North Charleston, SC 29405.
CANTWELL, Jr. John
Departed this life on the morning of April 2, 2002, John Dalzell Cantwell, Jr., widower of Margaret Jean Simpson Cantwell, residence, Mount Pleasant, SC. Relatives and friends of the family are invited to attend the Funeral Services Thursday afternoon, April 4, 2002 at Three o'clock in St. Michael's Episcopal Church. Burial will be private.
Friends may call at 4 St. Michael's Alley after the funeral service.
Mr. Cantwell was born July 17, 1909 in Davenport, Iowa, the son of John Dalzell Cantwell, Sr. and Mary Taylor Cantwell.
He is survived by one daughter, C.J. Cantwell of Charleston, SC, one son, John Dalzell Cantwell, III of Berkeley, California, and two grandsons, Zachary Davis Cantwell and Ethan A.T. Cantwell-Igleheart.
Memorials may be made in memory of his wife, Margaret Jean Simpson Cantwell to The National Parkinson Foundation, 1501 N.W. 9th Avenue, Bob Hope Road, Miami, Florida, 33136. Arrangements by J. HENRY STUHR, INC., DOWNTOWN CHAPEL.
Bessie Caldwell Harrison, 92, of Mt. Pleasant, S.C., died Monday, April 1, 2002, in a local hospital. Born October 2, 1909, in Mt. Pleasant, she was the daughter of Richard and Eunice Bacot Caldwell. A graduate of Mitchell College in Statesville, N.C., Mrs. Harrison was a retired Proof Reader for the Charleston News and Courier. A member of Mt. Pleasant Presbyterian Church, she belonged to the church's Sunday School, the Women of the Church, Circle #3, and worked with the "Pelican" church newsletter. Mrs. Harrison was preceded in death by her husband William B. Harrison. She is survived by a cousins, Richard Bacot Stall of Myrtle Beach, S.C. and Newton Stall of Greenville, S.C. The funeral service will be 11 a.m., Friday, April 5, 2002, at Mt. Pleasant Presbyterian Church with burial in Mt. Pleasant Lutheran Cemetery. Friends may call Thursday, April 4, 2002, between 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. at MCALISTER-SMITH FUNERAL HOME, East Cooper Chapel, 1520 Rifle Range Road, Mt. Pleasant, S.C., 884-3833. Flowers will be accepted or memorials may be made to Mt. Pleasant Presbyterian Church Building Fund, 302 Hibben St., Mt. Pleasant, S.C.
Entered into eternal rest on April 3, 2002, Mr. Joseph Simmons, the beloved husband of the late Mrs. Carrie A. Gayle Simmons, father of Anthony Simmons, Vernita Gray, Debra Reaves, Elenora Simmons, Deloris Williams, David Simmons, Robert Simmons, Maurice Simmons, Melinda Simmons and the late Anita Simmons. Late residence 1923 Token Street Apt. B North Charleston S.C. Funeral notice later. ARRANGEMENTS BY SUBURBAN FUNERAL HOME INC.
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. Arrangements by J. HENRY STUHR, INC., MOUNT PLEASANT CHAPEL.
The relatives and friends of Justin Wyatt Maurice, son of John Wesley and Sybil Mizzell Maurice, are invited to attend his funeral today 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 hour of service. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to, Gethsemmane Baptist Church Building Fund, 1446 State Road, Summerville, S.C. 29483.
Arrangements by: JAMES A. DYAL FUNERAL HOME, 303 SOUTH MAIN STREET, SUMMERVILLE, SOUTH CAROLINA.
James Russell Murray, 73, husband of Catherine Johnson Murray, of Summerville, S.C. died Tuesday, April 2, 2002 at his residence.
Funeral services will be held at Bethany United Methodist Church, Friday morning, April 5, 2002 at 10:30 o'clock. Entombment will be held at Summerville Cemetery Mausoleum. Friends may call at PARKS FUNERAL HOME, SUMMERVILLE, S.C. this Thursday evening from 6-8 o'clock.
Flowers will be accepted or memorials may be made to Bethany United Methodist Church, 118 W. 3rd South Street, Summerville, S.C. 29483.
Mr. Murray was born on April 23, 1928 in Summerville, S.C., a son of the late William Mouzon Murray and Marie Neal Murray. He graduated from Summerville High School and attended Clemson University. He retired from SCE&G as Customer Service Supervisor for 35 years. He was a member of Bethany United Methodist Church.
Survivors include his wife, Catherine Johnson Murray of Summerville; two sons, James R. Murray, Jr. and Kenneth L. Murray, and his wife, Susan, all of Summerville; one brother, William Mouzon Murray, Jr. of Summerville; three sisters, Betty Gabrielli and Edna Goshorn, both of Summerville and Lynn Collins, of Eutawville; and two grandchildren, Ethan Russell Murray and Kendall Oneal Murray, both of Summerville.
Arrangements by PARKS FUNERAL HOME, SUMMERVILLE, S.C.
GADSDEN, Sr., Jessie
Entered into eternal rest on Tuesday, April 2, 2002. Mr. Jessie Gadsden, Sr. of Moncks Corner, S.C., father of Mr. Jessie Gadsden, Jr., Mr. Isaiah T. Gadsden, Mr. Gerald Gadsden, Mr. Rodney Gadsden, Mrs. Ruth G. Cooper and Mrs. Gwendolyn G. Smith all of Moncks Corner, S.C. Friends may call at the residence of his daughter, 216 Trivers Dr., Moncks Corner, S.C. Funeral notice later. Arrangements by GETHERS FUNERAL HOME, INC.