Rodney Dwight "Rod" Saalfeld, 54, of Charleston, S.C. died Wednesday, March 6, 2002 in a local hospital. The relatives and friends of "Rod" Saalfeld are invited to attend his Memorial Service Friday, March 8, 2002 in J. HENRY STUHR, INC., MOUNT PLEASANT CHAPEL at 2:00 o'clock. Friends may call at Stuhr's Mount Pleasant Chapel one hour prior to service.
Mr. Saalfeld was born in Columbus, Nebraska, a son of Duane E. and Doris Foust Saalfeld. He was a hair stylist with Nicks Salon of Mt. Pleasant and a US Air Force veteran.
Surviving are his mother, Doris Foust Saalfeld of Charleston, S.C., two brothers, Rick D. Saalfeld of Grand Island, Nebraska and Randy L. Saalfeld of Charleston, S.C., and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his father.
Memorials may be made to the Saalfeld family, 1716 Sharon Avenue, Charleston, S.C. 29407.
Rebecca F. "Becky" Holcombe, of Goose Creek, died Tuesday, March 5, 2002, in Hanahan. Born November 23, 1915, in Parlors, S.C., she was the daughter of Benjamin and Evelyn Felder (nee Parler). Mrs. Holcombe was a homemaker, and nurse. She and her late husband, Carl T. Holcombe, owned and operated Holcombe's Garage and Body Shop in North Charleston. She was a member of the Goose Creek United Methodist Church and St. Johns United Methodist Church, Johns Island. She is survived by her son Carl T. Holcombe, Jr., and his wife, Marina of Goose Creek; and two granddaughters, Jessica Holcombe and Michelle Stanley. Funeral services will be held, 11 a.m., Friday, March 8, 2002, in the chapel of MCALISTER-SMITH FUNERAL HOME, 100 S. Goose Creek Blvd. Interment will be held at 2 p.m., Friday, at Jerusalem Cemetery, Santee, S.C. The family will receive friends, Thursday, March 7, 2002, from 7 to 9 p.m., at the funeral home.
The relatives and friends of Mrs. Mattie Jenkins and those of her children, Mr. Willard S. Jenkins, Sr.; Mr. Nathaniel Jenkins, Sr., Mrs. Annabell J. Maxwell, Mrs. Carrie M. Frazier, Mrs. Martha Accosta, Mr. Phillip Jenkins, Mr. Terry L. Jenkins and Ms. Gloria Jenkins, her grandchildren, nieces, nephews, cousins, are invited to attend her funeral services on Friday, March 8, 2002, at 1 p.m., in Annavesta Baptist Church, 6709 Hwy. 162, Hollywood, S.C., with inhumation following in the church cemetery. Friends may call at Harleston-Boags, Inc., on Thursday afternoon from 2 until 5 p.m., Mrs. Jenkins will repose in Annavesta Church from 6 until 8 p.m. A quiet hour will be observed with family members from 7 until 8 p.m. Arrangements are announced by HARLESTON-BOAGS FUNERAL HOME, INC., 121 Calhoun St., (Downtown) Charleston, S.C. Phone (843) 723-3066.
Dorothy Elizabeth Frazier, 81, of Goose Creek, died Tuesday, March 5, 2002, in a local hospital.
Funeral services will be held, 3 p.m., Friday, at Carolina Memorial Funeral Home Chapel, burial will follow in Carolina Memorial Gardens.
Born May 14, 1920, in Raleigh, N.C. Mrs. Frazier was retired from Trailways Bus. She was of the Baptist Faith. Survivors include, two sons, Gene Frazier and his wife Lyn of Goose Creek, Bob Frazier and his wife Marge of Summerville; six grandchildren, and nine great grandchildren.
The family will be receiving friends, 2 to 3 p.m., Friday at CAROLINA MEMORIAL FUNERAL HOME.
Kathleen Baker Grooms, 72, of Goose Creek, S.C., died March 5, 2002, at a Charleston hospital.
Funeral services will be held at New Life Baptist Church, Goose Creek, S.C., Friday afternoon, March 8, 2002, at 1 o'clock. Burial will be in Summerville Cemetery. Friends may call at PARKS FUNERAL HOME this evening from 6 to 8 p.m. Flowers will be accepted or memorials may be made to New Life Baptist Church, P.O. Box 397 Goose Creek, S.C. 29445.
Mrs. Grooms was born November 24, 1929, in Horry County, S.C., a daughter of the late Oscar Baker and Lila Thompkins Baker. She was a homemaker and a former employee of the Manhattan Shirt Factory. She was also an active member in the New Life Baptist Church and a member of the DAV Ladies Auxiliary.
Survivors include three daughters, Kathy Grooms Sparks of Louisville, Ky., Deborah Grooms of Goose Creek, S.C., and Betty Morea of Summerville, S.C., three sons, Edward Grooms of Goose Creek, S.C., David Grooms of Columbia, S.C., and Kenny Grooms of Long Island, S.C., a brother, Gene Baker and sister, Willa Mae Mincy, both of James Island, S.C. nine grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
Arrangements by PARKS FUNERAL HOME, SUMMERVILLE, S.C.
SKERRITT, JR., John
John Francis Skerritt, Jr., 72, husband of Shirley M. Skerritt, of Ladson, S.C. died March 3, 2002 at a Summerville hospital.
Memorial services will be held at Summerville Church of Christ, Friday morning, March 8, 2002 at 10 o'clock. Burial will be private. Friends may call at PARKS FUNERAL HOME, Thursday evening from 6-8 p.m. Flowers will be accepted or memorials may be made to The American Kidney Fund, 6110 Executive Blvd., Rockville, Md. 20852.
Arrangements by PARKS FUNERAL HOME, SUMMERVILLE.
WEST COLUMBIA - A memorial celebration of the life of Mary Julia Hiers Morris, widow of Jack B. Morris of Charleston, will be held at 3 p.m., on Friday, March 8, 2002, at the Harvest Church in Lexington. Graveside services will be held at Live Oak Memorial Gardens in Charleston, S.C., Saturday, March 9, at 2 p.m. The visitation will be held Thursday, from 6 to 8 p.m., at the Turbyfill residence, 126 Sausage Lane, West Columbia. THOMPSON FUNERAL HOME OF WEST COLUMBIA is in charge.
Mrs. Morris was born in Florence, S.C., a daughter of the Reverend William F. Hiers and Leila Groseclose Hiers. She was a former teacher who taught in the elementary schools of South Carolina for 30 years. She was a member of the South Carolina Retired Educators Association, National Retired Educators Association, and the Charleston County Retired Educations Association. She was a member of the United Daughters of the Confederacy, the International Order of the Kings Daughters and Sons, Riverland Terrace Garden Club, Christian Women's Club, and Senior Citizens Club of James Island. Mary was a member of St. Andrews Lutheran Church where she was a choir member for 50 years.
She will be greatly missed by her daughter and son-in-law, Marila and Trip Turbyfill, granddaughter, Allison Andres, grandsons, Kyle and Christian Turbyfill, great-grandchildren, Brittany Alexandria Morris Andres and Collin Uriah Duffle, and her doggie Daisy.
HAMPTON, S.C. - Mrs. Loring Snelling Ellis, 86, of 405 Oak St. West in Hampton, died Wednesday morning at a Hampton hospital after an extended illness.
Born March 18, 1915, in Allendale County, S.C., she was the daughter of the late Willie Snelling and Gussie Dunbar Snelling. Mrs. Ellis was a member of the First Families of S.C., United Daughters of the Confederacy and New York C.S. Lewis Society and was a member of Higher Ground Christian Fellowship Church. She was the widower of Calder Vincent Ellis, Sr.
Mrs. Ellis is survived by her son, Calder Vincent Ellis, Jr., of Orlando, Fla.; one sister, Gussie Bell Nicholson of Columbia; two grandchildren, Alyson Shirer of Lexington and Casey Page of Mooresville, N.C.; three great-grandchildren, Catherine Shirer, James Calder Shirer and Carson Page; one aunt, Adelaide Blount of Andrews.
Funeral services will be held, Saturday, at 11 a.m., at Lower Three Runs Baptist Church in Martin, S.C., with burial following at the church Cemetery, conducted by Rev. Billy Mew and Rev. Terry Roberts and directed by PEEPLES-RHODEN FUNERAL HOME OF HAMPTON.
Friends may call at the chapel in Hampton on Friday evening from 6 until 8 p.m.
Memorials may be made to Lower Three Runs Church Cemetery Trust Fund, 1708 Augusta Hwy., Martin, S.C. 29836.
HILTON HEAD ISLAND, S.C. - Mrs. Rose Mary Sanders Brisendine, 67, of #1 Oak Creek Drive, Hilton Head Island, died early Monday morning in Tucson, Ariz., while visiting family members.
Mrs. Brisendine was born in Hampton County, January 5, 1935, a daughter of the late Murray Ray DeLoach and Ollie Aline Thomas DeLoach. She had retired from the Department of Social Services in Hampton after 27 years of service. She was a graduate of Winthrop College, and was one of the founding members of Friends of Hospice in Hampton County. She was a member of the Hilton Head Womens Association, the Hilton Head Jazz Society, the Hilton Head Sail and Power Squadron, and the Audubon Society. She was a member of the Hilton Head First Presbyterian Church and former member of the Hopewell Baptist Church in Hampton. She was first married to the late B. Paul Sanders. Surviving are, her husband, Robert "Bob" Walker Brisendine of Hilton Head; two sons, Dwayne Paul Sanders and B. Rhett Sanders both of Hampton; two step-sons, Mark Allen Brisendine of Atlanta, and Scott Douglas Brisendine of Tucson, Ariz.; two step-daughters, Lanie Lee Hoffman of Righteous, Md., and Julie Ann Guzzo of Harley, Pa. There are 13 grandchildren.
Funeral services will be 3 p.m., Friday, in the Hampton First Baptist Church, conducted by the Rev. Dr. Greg Clements, and the Rev. Dr. Jamie Norris, with burial in the Hopewell Cemetery, directed by PEEPLES-RHODEN FUNERAL HOME IN HAMPTON. Friends may call at the Chapel in Hampton from 6 to 9 p.m., Thursday, and Friday until 2 p.m., when the casket will be placed in the church prior to services.
The family suggests that those who wish may send memorials to the Friends of Hospice, P.O. Box 909, Estill, S.C. 29918, or the Hopewell Cemetery, Hampton, S.C. 29924.
TUCKER, Lois Graham
Lois Graham Tucker, 73, of Summerville, died Monday in a North Charleston hospital.
Memorial Service will be held Friday, March 8, 2002, at 1 o'clock in Tri-County Cremation Center Chapel, 11000 Dorchester Road, Summerville. Burial will be private.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to, Low Country Alzheimers Association, P.O. Box 80459, Charleston, S.C. 29416.
Mrs. Tucker was born on January 20, 1929, in Silsby, Texas, a daughter of the late Harry Graham and Molly Seabolt Teal. She attended schools in Texas. She was a retired Glove Inspector with North Hand Protection. She was of the Baptist faith.
Surviving are, two daughters, Eva Glassburn of McCormick, S.C., Ada Loesberg of Summerville, S.C.; one son, Henry Melton of Walterboro, S.C.; five grandchildren, four great-grandchildren, one niece and three nephews all from Texas.
Arrangements by TRI-COUNTY CREMATION CENTER, SUMMERVILLE, S.C.
With deep sorrow, we announce the passing of Mr. Charles Bumcum, of 102-H North Romney St. (Bayside Manor Apartment) the beloved husband of Mrs. Thelma Bumcum, beloved father of Mr. Ronald, Oree, and Maurice Bumcum, Mrs. Vanessa B. Morton, Ms. Thettra Bumcum, Ms. Gwendolyn Holmes and Ms. Pamela Calvary.
Family are receiving friends at 102-H North Romney St. (Bayside Manor Apartments), Charleston, S.C. Arrangements will be announced later, Love & Christian Service have been entrusted to the care of G.W. HEYWARD'S MORTUARY, 12-14 DEWEY ST., CHARLESTON, S.C. Phone 843-577-6497.
Entered into eternal rest on Wednesday, March 6, 2002, Mr. Benjamin J. Jones, residence, 39 Blake St., Charleston, S.C.
W.M. SMITH-MCNEAL FUNERAL HOME, INC., 2 Radcliffe St., Charleston, S.C., will announce the funeral services. (843) 722-3676, 1-800-924-5659, or e-mail memorial messages at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Entered into eternal rest on March 5, 2002, retired minister and teacher, Rev. Ruth Lydia West Ferguson, the beloved mother of Olivia Ray and Patricia A. Norton, sister of Robert West, Charles West, Jr., Victoria Haynes, Esther Green and Albertha Montgomery. Late residence, 1917 Hackermann Ave., North Charleston, S.C. Please omit flowers. Funeral notice later. ARRANGEMENTS BY SUBURBAN FUNERAL HOME, INC.
The relatives and friends of Mr. James Lester Rouse are invited to attend his funeral service at the First Baptist Church of Bonneau, Thursday morning, March 7, 2002 at 11 o'clock. Interment will be in the church cemetery. Friends may call at RUSSELL FUNERAL CHAPEL until 9 o'clock and at the church from 10 o'clock until the hour of service. Memorials may be made to the Lutheran Hospice, 753 Johnnie Dodds Boulevard, Mt. Pleasant, S.C. 29464 or to the American Diabetes Association, Memorial and Honor Programs- NCC, P.O. Box 2680, North Canton, Ohio 44720.
Joseph Edward Elsey, 77, of Moncks Corner, a retired groundskeeper with the Berkeley Motel, died Wednesday at a North Charleston hospital.
The graveside funeral service will be at 4 p.m., Thursday at Wassamassaw Baptist Church Cemetery. Burial will be directed by RUSSELL FUNERAL CHAPEL, Moncks Corner.
Mr. Elsey was born October 3, 1924 at Ravenel, S.C., a son of Joseph Allen Elsey and Selina Davis Elsey. He was a member of Wassamassaw Baptist Church.
Surviving is a brother, Gary Elsey of Moncks Corner.
Memorials may be made to the Wassamassaw Baptist Church Building Fund, P.O. Box 926, Moncks Corner, S.C. 29461.
Entered into eternal rest on the evening of March 5, 2002, Helen Elsey Clair, widow of Laurence A. Clair, Jr., residence, Summerville, SC, formerly of Charleston. The relatives and friends are invited to attend her funeral services in J. HENRY STUHR, INC., WEST ASHLEY CHAPEL, Saturday morning, March 9, 2002 at Eleven O'clock. Entombment, Live Oak Memorial Gardens. Friends may call at STUHR'S WEST ASHLEY CHAPEL, Friday evening from Six until Eight O'clock.
Mrs. Clair was born March 19, 1919 in Charleston, SC, the daughter of William P. Elsey and Eunice Myers Elsey. She was a member of Bethany United Methodist Church. She was a member of Exxon Annuitant's Club. Surviving are one son, Laurence A. Clair, III of Summerville, SC, one daughter, Phyllis C. Funke of Summerville, SC, grandchildren, Heather F. McCown of Florence, SC, Andrea B. Clair of Columbia, SC, Erick Funke of Summerville, SC, Lance Clair of Summerville, SC, Lauren Funke of Summerville, SC, and a great-grandson, Samuel McCown of Florence, SC. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to The American Cancer Society, 5900 Core Road, Suite 504, North Charleston, SC 29406.
Martha Lena Chaplin, 90, of Charleston, SC, formerly of Columbus, Ga., died Wednesday, March 6, 2002 at her home. Funeral services will be 11:00 AM Saturday March 9th at the Mt. Zion Baptist Church in Columbus with the Rev. Frank Mann officiating. Interment will follow in the Church cemetery according to STRIFFLER-HAMBY MORTUARY, Macon Rd, Columbus. The Family will receive friends Friday evening from 6PM until 8PM at the funeral home.
Mrs. Chaplin was born December 13, 1911 in Columbus, Ga., daughter of the late Aaron B. and Mattie T. Miller Land, she was a member of the Mt. Zion Baptist Church, The Order Of The Eastern Star and The Muscogee County Board of Education for more than 13 years. Mrs. Chaplin was preceded in death by her husband, Richard William Chaplin, III.
Survivors include two sons, Richard William Chaplin, IV, of Charleston, SC, and David Chaplin of Columbus, one daughter, Mrs. Warren K. Scoville of Griffin, Ga, one sister, Elizabeth Davis of Columbus, one brother, John H. Land of Columbus, eight grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
Entered into eternal rest on the evening of March 5, 2002, Wilson P. Farr, widower of Lois Bockstedt Farr. Residence, Johns Island, SC. The relatives and friends are invited to attend his funeral services Saturday at 10:30 AM in Faith Lutheran Church, Johns Island. Interment, Live Oak Memorial Gardens. Friends may call at J. HENRY STUHR, INC., DOWNTOWN CHAPEL.
Mr. Farr was born December 3, 1918 in Charleston, SC the son of Asa Abel Farr and Elizabeth Boyd Farr. He was a retired pipefitter with the Charleston Naval Shipyard. He was a member of Faith Lutheran Church.
He is survived by a son, James R. Farr of Cottageville, SC, a daughter, Lois Joy Farr Gough of Dallas, Texas, 5 grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren. His son, Jerry Boyd Farr, predeceases him. Memorials may be made to Faith Lutheran Church, 3374 Maybank Highway, Johns Island, SC 29455.
The relatives and friends of Mr. and Mrs. Mamerto Ragasa Cabading are invited to attend his Mass of Christian Burial in St. Thomas The Apostle Catholic Church Church, North Charleston, SC, Saturday morning, March 9, 2002 at 10:00 o'clock. The Prayers of Final Commendation and Farewell will be held at Carolina Memorial Gardens. Friends may call at STUHR'S GREENRIDGE ROAD CHAPEL Friday evening, March 8, 2002 between 6:30 and 9:30 o'clock where a Christian Wake Service will be held at 7:00 o'clock.
The relatives and friends of Mr. Frank McHoney, Jr. and those of his wife, Mrs. Eleanor Swinton McHoney, children, Lonnie Moultrie, Eddie Moultrie, Rose Marie VanDyke, Alphonso Moultrie, Floyd T. Swinton, Ray Moultrie, Alice Swinton, Jacqueline Landingham, Floyd T. Swinton, Ray Moultrie, Delton Moultrie, Lisa Swinton and Kevin Swinton, grandchildren, sisters, Ms. Sadie McHoney, Mrs. Patricia Seabrook, Ethel Drayton and Mrs. Ethel Drayton, brother, Freddie Campbell, nieces, nephews, aunts, cousins, other relatives and friends are invited to attend his funeral services on Friday, March 8, 2002 at 2 PM at New Jerusalem AME Church, 6179 Bears Bluff Road, Wadmalaw Island, SC. Rev. Lawrence E. Gordon, officiating. Interment, Church cemetery. Remains will lie in state at the church on Friday from 1 PM until the hour of service. Family will be receiving friends this evening (Thursday) from 7 to 8 PM at Walker's Mortuary. Arrangements by WALKER'S MORTUARY "CHAPEL OF PEACE" 3407 Old Pond Road, John's Island, S.C. Phone 559-0341.
Relatives and friends of Susan Valeria Clark are invited to attend her funeral services in J. Henry Stuhr, Inc., West Ashley Chapel, Thursday morning, March 7, 2002 at Eleven O'clock. Interment will follow at Carolina Memorial Gardens. Friends will be received at STUHR'S WEST ASHLEY CHAPEL. In lieu of flowers, please send memorials to Roper Care Alliance Health Foundation, (in memory of Susan Clark), 69 Barre Street, Charleston, SC 29401.
The relatives and friends of Dr. and Mrs. Leon Banov, Jr., are invited to attend the Funeral Services of the latter, Thursday at 2 PM in Beth Elohim Temple, Interment, Beth Elohim Cemetery, Huguenin Avenue. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Congregation Beth Elohim, 86 Hasell Street, Charleston, S.C. 29401 or Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, 5845 Richmond Hwy., Suite 630, Alexandria, Virginia 22303. Arrangements by J. HENRY STUHR, INC., DOWNTOWN CHAPEL.
TUMOLO, Mae Ola
The relatives and friends of Mae Ola B. Tumolo are invited to attend her memorial services in J. Henry Stuhr, Inc., West Ashley Chapel, Friday morning, March 8, 2002 at Eleven O'clock. Inurnment, Live Oak Memorial Gardens. Friends may call at STUHR'S WEST ASHLEY CHAPEL, Friday morning from Ten O'clock until the time of service. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the S.P.C.A., John Ancrum Society, 3861 Leeds Avenue, Charleston, SC 29405.
The relatives and friends of George J. Weisbrod are invited to attend his funeral services in J. Henry Stuhr, Inc., West Ashley Chapel, Friday afternoon, March 8, 2002 at Two O'clock. Interment, Live Oak Memorial Gardens. Friends may call at STUHR'S WEST ASHLEY CHAPEL, Thursday evening from Six until Eight O'clock. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to The American Cancer Society, 5900 Core Road, Suite 504, Charleston, SC 29406.
The relatives and friends of Mr. and Mrs. James Murray are invited to attend the funeral services of the former, Thursday at one o'clock, in St. James Presbyterian Church (USA). Interment, Churchyard. Friends may call at the Church one hour prior to the service.
Arrangements by J. HENRY STUHR, INC., DOWNTOWN CHAPEL.