PAWLEY'S ISLAND - Winifred "Wibs" James Pratt Wall Rodgers, 81, died Saturday, May 18, 2002, at the Medical University of S.C. Hospital in Charleston.
Mrs. Rodgers was born in Beaufort, S.C., on October 22, 1920, a daughter of the late Daniel Hugh Wall and Winifred James Pratt Wall. She had a keen sense of place, family and history. Mrs. Rodgers was a faithful member of Prince George, Winyah, Episcopal Church, where she served on the Linen Guild, Brass Guild, was a docent, and member of the Episcopal Church Women. She volunteered for years at the Smith Medical Clinic at Pawley's Island. She loved people. Mrs. Rodgers was also a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution, the S.C. Historical Society, and the Georgetown County Historical Society. Mrs. Rodgers was the widow of William Anderson Rodgers. They were married at All Saints, Waccamaw, Episcopal Church at Pawley's Island in 1942.
Surviving are, four daughters, Charlotte Bafile of Conway, Elizabeth Marlow of Murrells Inlet, Clare Pittman of Charleston, and Mary Fontana of Pawley's Island; seven grandchildren, Kerry Bafile of Pinehurst, N.C., Jessica Bafile of Conway, Lucienne Marlow and Sarah Marlow, both of Murrells Inlet, Charlotte Pittman of Tampa, Fla., Louise Pittman of Charleston, and James Fortuna of Marietta, Ga.; and one great-grandchild, Lydia Fortuna of Marietta, Ga.
A memorial service will be Tuesday, May 21, 2002, at 12 o'clock noon in Prince George, Winyah, Episcopal Church. Officiating will be the Rev. Paul C. Fuener. Interment will be private.
The family will receive friends in the church parish hall immediately following the memorial services.
The family suggests memorials to Prince Goerge, Winyah, Episcopal Church Preservation Trust, P.O. Box 674, Georgetown, S.C. 29442.
The Georgetown Chapel of MAYER FUNERAL HOME is in charge of arrangements.
MOORE, S.C. - Carmen Ann Williams, 64, of 412 Summerton Place, Moore, entered into eternal rest May 18, 2002, at her home. She was born in Orangeburg, bur formerly resided at 93 E. Cleveland Park Drive, Spartanburg, since childhood. She was the daughter of the late Albert N. Williams of Cross, S.C., and Abbie Louise Metts Williams of Spartanburg.
She was an active member of the First Baptist Church of Spartanburg and the Single Adult Department where she served in may leadership positions. She was employed by Deal's Market for 21 years, Abbott Laboratories for 12 years, and was owner and operator of Carmen's Dirt Busters.
She is survived by Sandy and Dave Edwards of Spartanburg, natural family; three sisters, Mabel W. Lowery of Conroe, Texas, Marguerite W. West of Pinopolis, S.C., and Mervelle W. Williams of Cross, S.C.; one brother, Albert N. Williams, Jr., and his wife Jackie of Cockeysville, Maryland; caregivers and friends, Cheryl R. Martin of Pauline and Sherry Smith of Spartanburg, and three generations of nieces and nephews.
She was predeceased in death by three sisters, Azalea W. Grooms of Pineville, S.C., Retha W. Johnson of Ohio, and Betty Jean Deal of Spartanburg, S.C.
There is no designated hour of visitation, but friends may call at the BOBO FUNERAL CHAPEL between the hours of 10 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday. Celebration services of entombment will be held at 11 a.m., Tuesday, at Greenlawn Mausoleum Building One officiated by the Reverends Bill Adams, Sal Barone, and Steve Wise, followed by luncheon at 1 p.m. in the dining hall, First Baptist Church, Spartanburg.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the First Baptist Church of Spartanburg Building Fund or Church Missions, 250 East Main St., Spartanburg, S.C., 29306.
The family is at the home, 412 Summerton Place.
Entered into eternal rest on the morning of May 18, 2002, Joseph Fleetwood Lucas, husband of Claudia Butler Lucas. Residence, Charleston, S.C. The relatives and friends of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Fleetwood Lucas are invited to attend the funeral services of the former in John Wesley United Methodist Church, Tuesday, at 11 o'clock. Interment, Old St. Andrews Episcopal Churchyard. Firends may call at J. HENRY STUHR, INC., DOWNTOWN CHAPEL, Monday between 5 and 7 o'clock.
Joseph Fleetwood Lucas was born November 18, 1907, in Georgetown, S.C., to Joseph Francis Lucas and Fleetwood Beaty. The family moved to Charleston and Joe's mother died in 1921. He had a brother, Whitford, who died in early childhood, and two sisters, Isoline and Mary Ellen, both now deceased.
Joe loved Charleston. He was a graduate of Charleston High School and the College of Charleston. He began work as a messenger boy with the Seaboard Airline Railroad. His career spanned 47 years and took him to Florida before and during the war years. In 1944 he was reassigned to Charleston and became the freight agent for the Seaboard, a position he held until his retirement in 1972. He served for some time on a national committee seeking to improve railroad operations. He became an associate with Hughes Lumber & Building Supply Company, and worked there until he was almost 90 years of age. When he finally retired, he lamented that it was the first day in nearly 75 years that he did not have a job to go to.
Joe was a member of John Wesley United Methodist Church, a Master Mason, and belonged to the Charleston Exchange Club for over 70 years, serving as President and in other capacities.
Joe was generous with his time and talents. He was always active in the life of his church and in service to his community. In 1990 he gave up the home he built in the Crescent and moved to Cooper Hall in Mount Pleasant. He remarked that he believed he would have ten good years there, and he was exactly correct. On May 18, he died as he lived, peacefully and gently.
Joe is survived by Nikki, his wife of 68 years; his half-sister, Emily Burn of Mt. Pleasant; his son, Joseph Carter Lucas of St. Petersburg, Fla.; two grandchildren, Claudia Shand Mayville of Newport, R.I., and Joseph Carter Lucas, Jr., of Roswell, Ga.; and five great grandchildren, William Charles Mayville, III, Andrew Lucas Mayville, Marjorie Frances Mayville, Rachel Elizabeth Lucas and Joseph Maxwell Lucas. Max is the sixth generation Lucas to wear the name Joseph.
Flowers will be accepted or memorials may be made to Alzheimers Association, Coastal Carolina Chapter, P.O. Box 80459, Charleston, S.C. 29416-0459.
KUPPENS, Sr., Richard
Richard Alexander ("Dick") Kuppens, Sr., 81, of Charleston, died Thursday May 16, 2002 at a local hospital. He was born in Hartford, Conn. on April 3, 1921, and raised in Needham, Mass. He was a son of Jacob Nicholas Kuppens and Mary Chamberlain Kuppens. He was employed by the United States Civil Service from 1940 until he retired as Head, Nuclear Inspection Division, at the Charleston Naval Shipyard in 1976. He went on to work in Bandar Abbas Iran as a consulting engineer for Stsanwick International Co. from 1976 until 1980, and as a quality assurance engineer for Life Cycle Engineering, Inc., until his retirement in 1991. He was a veteran of World War II, serving in Europe as a member of the U.S. Army Air Force, and was a member of St. Joseph's Catholic Church.
Surviving him are his loving wife of 58 years, Lillian Perry Kuppens, his children, Richard A. Kuppens of Columbia, S.C., Kristine K. Holmes of Calif., Thomas N. Kuppens of Mt. Pleasant, S.C., and John F. Kuppens of Columbia, S.C., his brothers, Francis Kuppens of Milton, Mass., and Frederick Kuppens of New Hampshire, his grandchildren, Kelly Kuppens Wisherd, Nicole Holmes Mihalas, Richard A. Kuppens, III, Jason Candler Holmes, Emily Aiale Kuppens, and Thomas N. Kuppens, Jr., his great-grandchild Nicholas Whilden Mihalas, and family friend Clementine Ellis. The family will receive friends 6-8 p.m. Sunday, May 19th with a Rosary service beginning at 7 p.m. at MCALISTER-SMITH FUNERAL HOME, DOWNTOWN CHAPEL, 150 Wentworth St. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held 11 a.m. Monday, May 20th at St. Joseph's Catholic Church, 1695 Wallenburg Blvd. Burial will follow at Holy Cross Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be sent to St. Joseph's Catholic Church in memory of Richard A. Kuppens, Sr. Online condolences may be sent to the Kuppens family by going to mcalister-smith.com.
LEE, Frances A.
The relatives and friends of Frances A. Lee, are invited to attend her funeral services in J. HENRY STUHR, INC., GREENRIDGE ROAD CHAPEL this (Sunday) afternoon, May 19, 2002, at 1:30 o'clock. Interment will follow in Carolina Memorial Gardens.
Memorials are suggested to American Cancer Society, Lowcountry Chapter, 5900 Core Road, Suite 504, North Charleston, S.C. 29406.
GROOMS, Jr., Charles
Graveside funeral services for Charlest Edward Grooms, Jr., will be held this Sunday afternoon, May 19, 2002, at Riverview Memorial Park at 3 o'clock. Arrangements by J. HENRY STUHR, INC., NORTH AREA CHAPEL, 2119 DORCHESTER ROAD.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Living Fountain Ministry, 677 Longpoint Road, Mt. Pleasant, S.C. 29464.
Entered into eternal rest the morning of May 16, 2002, Chief Warrant Officer, (U.S. Army Ret.), husband of Barbara Ricker. Residence, North Charleston, S.C.
Relatives and friends are invited to attend the graveside service of the former in Mt. Pleasant Memorial Gardens, Thursday, May 23, 2002, at 11 o'clock. Arrangements by J. HENRY STUHR, INC., NORTH AREA CHAPEL.
Born August 27, 1929, in South Royalton, Vt., Mr. Ricker was the son of the late Harlie Clifton Ricker and Blanche Irving Allen. He retired from the Explosive Disposal Safety Department for the Naval Weapons Station. He retired as a Chief Warrant Officer in the United States Army.
He served as a Chief Warrant Officer in the United States Army during the Korean and Vietnam War. He was a member of the Elks Lodge 242, and a life member of VFW Post 3142.
Surviving are his wife of North Charleston, Barbara Still Ricker; two sons, Clifton Harry Ricker of New York, and William Edward Ricker of Hampton, Va.; one daughter, Virginia Ann Ricker of Michigan; one sister, Mary Ann Sumner of Bridgewater Corners, Vt.; two brothers, Lawrence Ricker of Virginia, and Allen Ricker of Massachusetts; two step-daughters, Yvonne Travelstead of Summerville, S.C., and Carla Cox of Bonneau, S.C.; one step-son, Rick Heupel of Goose Creek, S.C.; five grandchildren.
Flowers are accepted or memorials may be made to VFW Post 3142, 3555 Dorchester Road, North Charleston, S.C. 29405.
CHARLESTON LODGE NO. 242 B.P.O. ELKS: THE OFFICERS AND MEMBERS are invited to attend the funeral services of our late Life Member, Chief Warrant Officer, William I. Ricker, United States Army (Ret.), at graveside in Mt. Pleasant Memorial Gardens, Thursday, May 23, 2002, at 11 o'clock.
By order of:
William O. Benton, Exalted Ruler
Horace E. Miller, Jr. Secretary
Henry Varn, 88, husband of Marjorie M. Avant Varn of North Charleston, S.C., died Saturday, May 18, 2002, after an extended illness. The relatives and friends of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Varn are invited to attend the funeral services of the former, Monday afternoon, May 20, 2002, in J. HENRY STUHR, INC., NORTH AREA CHAPEL, at 2 o'clock. Interment will follow in Riverview Memorial Park. Friends may call at Stuhr's North Area Chapel, Sunday evening from 6 until 8 o'clock.
He was born August 19, 1913, in St. George, S.C., the son of John and Margaret (Maggie) Emmaline Mets Varn. He was an active member and a junior deacon of Friendship Baptist Church. He was a member of Woodmen of the World and served in the U.S. Navy during World War II for almost three years. He was a machinist for Army Depot for 30 years when he retired. He also worked at Mobay Corp.; Now Bayer Corp., in North Charleston for eight years. He was an avid gardener and enjoyed fishing and bowling.
He is survived by his wife of 13 years, Marjorie M. Avant Varn; two daughters, Vonceil V. Mansolf and husband John and Christine V. Driggers and husband, Col. Curtis S. Driggers; five grandchildren, and four great-grandchildren, four step-children; six step-children and two step-great-grandchildren.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Friendship Baptist Church, 5032 Lackawanna Blvd., North Charleston, S.C. 29405 or Hospice of Charleston, S.C., 3896 Leeds Ave., North Charleston, S.C. 29405.
Natalie A. Geisinger, the former Natalie Jorgensen of Charleston, SC died at her home in Clifton, VA on May 9 after a long illness. Mrs. Geisinger, after graduating from Chicora HS, where she was Editor of the 1947 Chicora HS Yearbook and voted Most likely to succeed attended one year at the College of Charleston, before moving to Minneapolis, MN to study Journalism at the University of Minnesota.
It was there that she met and married Walter F. Geisinger in March 1950. Mrs. Geisinger traveled extensively with her husband during his military career. In 1969 they settled in Northern Virginia where he retired from the USAF as a Lt. Colonel.
Mrs. Geisinger is survived by her husband: her children C. Lynn Richardson of Fredericksburg, VA, Michael F. Geisinger of Vernon Hill, VA, E. Christine Geisinger of Bloomington, IN, Sheryl A. Kohn of Oxford, NC and Karen L. Geisinger of Corning, NY; her brother Raymond W. Jorgensen of Orange Park, FL; six grandchildren, two great grandchildren and five nieces and nephews.
Mrs. Geisinger will be interred at the Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, VA.
MITCHELL, Henry Lee
Entered into eternal rest Sunday, May 19, 2002, Mr. Henry Lee Mitchell of 7990 Mary Seabrook Road, Edisto Island, S.C. He is the beloved son of Mrs. Dollie G. Mitchell and the late Mr. Arthur Lee Mitchell; the beloved brother of Samuel Mitchell (Shirley), Georgianna Mitchell-Gadsden (Irvin), Margaret Mitchell-Rivers (MacKenneth), Jasper Mitchell (Henrietta), Alvin Mitchell and Barry Mitchell; nephew of Mrs. Viola Mungin, Mrs. Rosalie Green and Mr. Christopher Scott. Funeral arrangements will be announced by DOROTHY'S HOME FOR FUNERALS. (843) 722-0268.
Entered into eternal rest May 17, 2002, Mr. Ray Roman of 123 Cannon St. He is the beloved son of Mrs. Janie K. Roman; husband of Mrs. Jane P. Roman; father of Katerina Roman, Adrian Roman and Ray Roman, Jr.; brother of Mrs. Mary Green. Friends may visit at 104-B. Romney St. Funeral arrangements will be announced by DOROTHY'S HOME FOR FUNERALS. (843) 722-0268.
Services for Miriam Lessie Ford, will be held at 11am Monday in the Chapel of THOMPSON FUNERAL HOME OF LEXINGTON, conducted by Pastor Glen McGugan, with entombment at Southland Memorial Gardens Mausoleum. Memorials may be made to Miracle Hill Ministries, P.O. Box 2546, Greenville, SC 29602-2546 or to Lutheran Hospice, 753 Johnnie Dobbs Blvd., Ste. 100, Mt. Pleasant, SC 29464. The family will receive friends from 7 to 9pm Sunday at the funeral home.
Mrs. Ford died Friday, May 17, 2002. Born in Lexington County, she was a daughter of the late Beverly Ira and Annie Olivia Lucas Gaites. Formerly of Columbia, she had been a resident here since June 1998. Mrs. Ford retired from Mt. Vernon Mills.
Surviving are her daughter and son-in-law, Sam T. and Joyce Owens of Charleston; sister, Doris Hyman of West Columbia; brother, Rev. Norwood Gaites of St. Matthews; grandchildren, Kenneth M. Owens, Sam Owens, III, Mark A. Owens, and Jeanine Edmondson; and 6 great-grandchildren.
MUTH, Robert A.
Robert A. "Bob" Muth, Sr., died on the morning of Sunday, May 19, 2002, after a brief illness. His funeral services will be conducted, 11 o'clock, Wednesday, May 22, in J. HENRY STUHR, INC., GREENRIDGE ROAD CHAPEL. Interment, with full military honors, will follow at Carolina Memorial Gardens. Friends may call at Stuhr's Greenridge Road Chapel, from 6 until 8 p.m., Tuesday evening.
Bob was born in Gillett, Wisc., on July 9, 1941, a son of the late George E. and Bernice Jommen Muth. He retired from the Navy as a Chief Engineman in 1979. He later worked as a machinist in Shop 38 at the Charleston Navy Shipyard. More recently he was a driver for Bulldog Express. Bob was a member of VFW Post 10256 and Fleet Reserve Assn. Branch 269, both in Goose Creek. He was a member of Seacoast Community Church.
Bob is survived by his wife of 39 years, Barbara Wood Muth, his son and daughter-in-law, Robert A. and Darleen Muth, Jr., of Oak Forest, Ill., and his daughter, Mary Catherine Muth of North Charleston. His brother and sister-in-law, George and Bonnie Muth, and his sister and brother-in-law, Marcia and Dale Hischke, all of Gillett, Wis., also survive.
Memorials are suggested to Children in the Son, P.O. Box 1659, Mt. Pleasant, S.C. 29465.
LEE, J. Harry
CONWAY - J. Harry Lee, 95, of Spring Lake Dr., died Saturday, May 18, 2002, in Irmo. He was born in Horry County, a son of the late Joseph H. and Rosa Holden Lee. He was predeceased by his wife, Ollie Watts Lee; two daughters, Doris Jones and Barbara Ann Lee; six brothers, and a sister. He was a member of First Pentecostal Holiness Church. Mr. Lee was employed as a plant superintendent for Stilley Plywood for many years and retired as co-owner of Ply Products, Inc., in Cheraw.
Surviving are, one son, Don H. Lee, and his wife, Joann, of LeGrange, Ga.; two daughters, Ruth L. Brice of Mt. Pleasant and Mary L. Howell and her husband S. Paul of Irmo; one son-in-law, Linwood Jones of Conway; ten grandchildren, 19 great-grandchildren and four great-great-grandchildren; one brother, Clyde Lee of Murrells Inlet and one sister, Vera Lee Chestnut of Myrtle Beach.
Funeral services will be held, Tuesday, 2 p.m., at First Pentecostal Holiness Church with the Rev. Dudley Parnell and the Rev. S. Paul Howell officiating. Burial will follow in Hillcrest Cemetery, directed by GOLDFINCH FUNERAL HOME, CONWAY CHAPEL. The family will receive friends Monday from 6 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home.
Memorials may be made to the First Pentecostal Holiness Church Building Fund, 1410 4th Ave., Conway, S.C. 29526.
The relatives and friends of Mrs. Viola Prioleau Jameson, those of her husband, Mr. Willis Jameson, children, Patricia Fickling (Ulysses), Ruth Mitchell, Franklin Brown, Remus Prioleau, Julius Prioleau (Paula), Anthony Prioleau (Delores), Kathy Young, Kenneth Prioleau (Andrea), Gwendolyn Dunn (Arthur), Geraldine Jameson and Angela Hamilton (Randy), and sisters, Annabelle Brown, Loretta Ladson, Mozelle Rambert, and Kathleen Brown, and brothers, Julius Brown and Leon Brown are invited to attend her funeral services, Tuesday, May 21, 2002, at 1 p.m., at Central RMUE Church, 117 President St. Remains to the church at 12 noon on Tuesday. Interment, Sunset Memorial Gardens, Ashley Phosphate Road.
Entered into eternal rest on Sunday, May 19, 2002, Mrs. Mamie Cohen Riley, wife of the late Deacon Eddie Riley, mother of Mr. Edward L. Riley, Mrs. Dorothy L. Young (Jimmy), Mrs. Richardine Edwards (John), Mrs. Katie L. Riley, Mr. Robert L. Riley (Juanita), Mr. Thomas C. Riley (Pamela), Rev. Alfonso C. Riley (Tercell), Mr. Abraham F. Riley and Mr. Michael K. Riley (Sherrie), brother of Mr. Grant Cohen. Late residence, 2134 Adair St., North Charleston, S.C. Friends may call at FIELDING HOME FOR FUNERALS, North Charleston, 744-2545 or 1-800-290-5954. Funeral notice later.
Entered into eternal rest on May 16, 2002, Rev. Nathaniel Jamerson of 1302 Queenie Road, Moncks Corner, S.C. The husband of Mrs. Rachel Jamerson. The father of Alice Jamerson, Beverly Willey, Levi Jamerson, and Bernard Jamerson. The step-father of Shelia McHoney, Harold Smith, Jr., and Derrick Wilson.
Funeral notice will be announced later.
Arrangements by MILLIGAN'S FUNERAL HOME OF MONCKS CORNER, S.C. Phone 761-8696.
Entered into eternal rest on May 17, 2002, Mr. Herbert Delaney, the beloved father of Sabrine Delaney and Domiaigue Varner, son of Doris Delaney and the late Joseph Delaney, brother of Lewellyn Delaney, Jr. Late residence, 5701 Deidrich St., Lot 292 Dorchester Village Park, North Charleston, S.C. Funeral notice later. Arrangements by SUBURBAN FUNERAL HOME, INC.