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.
The relatives and friends of Mr. Donald Timothy Lloyd, those of his mother, Mrs. Mamie G. Lloyd, his children, Donald T. Lloyd, Jr., Francis Lloyd, step-children, Angela and William Wells, special friend of Patricia Wells, and brother of Johnny Guest, Leroy Lloyd, Carolyn Lloyd Gathers, Vivian Lloyd Pinckney, Patricia Brown Jenkins, and Bernard Weiters and nephew of Mrs. Helen Dingle Hudson, and other relatives and friends are invited to attend the Home Going Services on Saturday, April 6, 2002, 2:00 p.m. at New Charity Baptist Church. Rev. Dr. J. Charles Levy, Jr., Pastor. Interment, Sunset Memorial Gardens. Mr. Donald Timothy Lloyd will lie-in-state at the North Area Funeral Home this evening from 6 to 8 p.m. where the family will receive friends from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. Funeral arrangements entrusted to the NORTH AREA FUNERAL HOME, 4784 Gaynor Avenue, North Charleston, S.C. 744-7511.
The relatives and friends of Mrs. Rosa S. Harrison, those of her daughter, Miss Rebecca Harrison, brother, William Jackson (Shirley) and sisters, Sadie Gibbs and Florene Ward and other relatives are invited to attend her funeral services Saturday, April 6, 2002 at 2 p.m. at New Bethlehem Baptist Church, Wadmalaw Island, S.C. Friends may call at FIELDING HOME FOR FUNERALS, 722-3348 or 1-800-290-5954. Remains to the church on Saturday at 1 p.m. Interment: St. James Bethel AME Church Cemetery, Wadmalaw Island, S.C.
Entered into eternal rest on Thursday, April 4, 2002, Mr. Marvin W. Smalls, beloved father of Ms. Alexus Lewis, son of Mr. Willis Smalls, Jr. Family will be receiving friends at 7450 Highway 162, Hollywood, 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.
ROBINS, Sr., Ernest
Ernest Arthur Robins, Sr., 77, husband of Henrietta Gaillard Robins of Bonneau, S.C., died Thursday, April 4, 2002 in a local hospital.
The relatives and friends of Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Arthur Robins are invited to attend the funeral services of the former Saturday, April 6, 2002 in Christ Episcopal Church at 3:30 o'clock. Interment will follow in Christ Episcopal Churchyard. Friends may call at Stuhr's Mount Pleasant Chapel Friday evening from 4 until 6 o'clock.
Mr. Robins was born in Branford, Florida, September 7, 1924 the son of John J. and Renah Mae St. John Robins.
Mr. Robins was a retired Sales Manager with Southern Mill Supply (now Charleston Supply). He served in the U.S. Navy in W.W.II on the USS Hornet as a Radio Gunnerman on a SB2C "Hell Diver." He was a founding member of Holy Trinity Episcopal Church, served on the vestry and was a Superintendent of the Sunday School. In the 1950's, he hosted Radio and TV shows dedicated to hunting and fishing in the Low Country. He was a member of the Charleston Elks Club and Charleston Rod and Reel Club.
Surviving are his wife, Henrietta Gaillard Robins of Bonneau, S.C., two sons, Ernest Arthur Robins, Jr. of Atlanta, Ga., William Gaillard Robins of Mt. Pleasant, S.C., one granddaughter, Lydia Fitzsimons Robins.
Memorials may be made to Holy Trinity Episcopal Church, 95 Folly Road Blvd., Charleston, S.C. 29407.
We sorrowfully regret to inform you that Mr. George Warren entered into eternal rest on Wednesday, April 3, 2002. Late residence, 118 Ancrum Lane, Summerville, S.C. The last religious rites for Mr. Warren will be held on Saturday, April 6, 2002, 1 p.m., at the ALBERT A. GLOVER FUNERAL HOME. Interment, Greater St. James AME Church, Summerville, S.C. His children, Mr. Israel Warren, and Mr. George Warren; sister of Mrs. Rosa Richardson; request his nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends to attend with them these last rites. 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.
We sorrowfully regret to inform you that Mr. James Haynes entered into eternal rest on Wednesday, April 3, 2002. Late residence, 178 Queen Drive, Ridgeville, S.C. Husband of Mrs. Vernell Haynes; father of Ms. Retha Newton, Mrs. Aleathia Grant, Mr. James Haynes, Jr., Mr. Anthony Haynes and the late Mr. Johnny Haynes; brother of Mrs. Rosalee Simpson, Mr. Samuel Haynes and Mr. Oscar Haynes. Friends may call on the family at the home of Ms. Retha Newton, 523 Orangeburg Road, Apt. A-1, Haven Oaks Apartments, Summerville. 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.
MATHIS, Jr., Marion
The last religious rites for Mr. Marion Mathis, Jr., will be held on Saturday, April 6, 2002, 10 a.m., at the Albert A. Glover Funeral Home. Interment Tri-County Cremation Center. His daughter, Ms. Evonne Reid, mother, Mrs. Fannie Scott; sisters, Ms. Viola Alleyn, and Ms. Flora Mathis; brother, Mr. Charles Mathis; request his grandchildren, nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends to attend with them these last rites. The family will receive friends tonight from 6 to 7 p.m. at the ALBERT A. GLOVER FUNERAL HOME, 113 BRYAN ST., SUMMERVILLE, S.C., and phone (843) 871-1528, fax (843) 832-9240.
Entered into eternal rest on Wednesday, April 3, 2002, Mr. Elijah N. Rouse, of Mount Pleasant, S.C. Father of Mrs. Bobbie Horry (Edward), Mr. Corey Rouse, Ms. Keisha Rouse, Mrs. Priscilla Warthen (Abdu) Mr. Odell Rouse (Sandy), Mr. Marcus Rouse (Marcella), Mrs. Victoria Lesesnes (Alfred), step-daughter, Shaunta W. Sanders (Herbert), brother of Annabelle Lockwood, McConnell Coakley, Wilhelmina Coakley, Benjamin Coakley, Samuel Coakley, Beatrice Coakley, Althea White. A loving companion, Mrs. Emily Hamilton. The family will be receiving friends at the home of Mrs. Annabell Lockwood, 1179 Coakley Road, Mount Pleasant, S.C. Funeral notice later. Arrangements by JOHNSON-HALLS FUNERAL HOME.
The relatives and friends of Mrs. Elizabeth "Purline" Rivers Simmons and those of her husband, the late Mr. Joseph "Sonny" Simmons, daughters, Mrs. Ethelmae S. Boyd (James), John's Island, S.C., Mrs. Netha Gibson, Mt. Vernon, N.Y., and Mrs. Eleanora Holmes, Bronx, N.Y., granddaughter, Ms. Arline Simmons, John's Island, S.C., other grands, brother, Mr. William Rivers (Julia), John's Island, S.C., nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends are invited to attend her funeral services on Saturday, April 6, 2002, 2 p.m., at Wesley United Methodist Church, 2736 River Road, John's Island, S.C. Interment, church cemetery. Rev. Robin Dease, officiating. Friends may call or visit Walker's Mortuary, after 3 p.m., today (Friday). 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 Master Courtney Ramsey of Brooklyn, N.Y., formerly of 1582 Old Whitesville Road, Moncks Corner, S.C. Those of his parents Kimberly Ramsey and Carlos Cespedes of Brooklyn, N.Y., beloved sister, Whittney Ramsey, of Brooklyn, N.Y., those of his grandparents, Sharon Ramsey, Archie Reid, and Lloyd Callum all of Moncks Corner, S.C., those of his aunts, Tanzy Milligan and Shanna Douphiney both of Moncks Corner, S.C., those of his great-grandparents, Geraldine Ramsey and Bennie Brandon of Brooklyn, N.Y., a special cousin, Shantay Belton of Brooklyn, N.Y., great-aunts, uncles, cousins, and friends are invited to attend his funeral services on Saturday, April 6, 2002, at 10 a.m., Moncks Corner A.M.E. Church, Moncks Corner, S.C. Interment, Old Nazareth Cemetery, Pinopolis, S.C. Visitation will be on Friday at the funeral home from 12 noon to 8 p.m. Arrangements made by MILLIGAN'S FUNERAL HOME, MONCKS CORNER, S.C. Phone (843) 761-8696.
CHARLESTON COUNTY RETIRED EDUCATORS ASSOCIATION: THE OFFICERS AND MEMBERS are invited to attend the funeral services of our late member, Rosalie R. Edwards, Saturday, April 6, 2002, at 1 p.m., at Mother Emanuel AME Church, 110 Calhoun St.
By order of:
Helen V. Rouse, President
Entered into eternal rest on April 3, 2002, Mrs. Albertha Sanders the beloved mother of James Lee Sanders (Linda) of Bronx, N.Y., grandmother of Marva Diggins and Sharon Fludd both of Bronx, N.Y., Anthony Sanders of Pennsylvania and Monique Perry (Mitchell) of Hollywood, S.C., mother-in-law of William Heyward of Red Top, S.C. and godmother of Mildred Jenkins (Williard) of Ladson, S.C. Late residence 5752 Edgar Tumbleston Road, Hollywood, S.C. Friends may call at FIELDING HOME FOR FUNERALS, 722-3348 or 1-800-290-5954.
Henrietta Bonaparte, beloved wife of Charles Bonaparte, Sr., entered into eternal rest on Thursday morning, April 4, 2002. She is the cherished mother of seven sons, Charles, Jr. (Mavis), Paul N. (Judith), Rev. Alvin E. (Harriet), Joseph L., Cornell O., E. Michael and St. Dominic Bonaparte and three daughters, Rev. Yvonne B. (Nathaniel) Simmons, Hazel B. (Isaiah) Simmons and Margaret (Dwayne) Kelly. Late residence 13 Kenilworth Avenue. Arrangements by FIELDING HOME FOR FUNERALS, 122 Logan Street, 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 2 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 Friday at 12 noon. Interment: church cemetery.
The relatives and friends of Mrs. Thelma Salisbury Pigott, widow of Travis York Pigott are invited to attend her funeral this morning at 10:30 o'clock at James A. Dyal Funeral Home, Oakbrook Chapel, 11000 Dorchester Road, Summerville. Burial will be in Carolina Memorial Gardens, North Charleston.
Arrangements by JAMES A. DYAL FUNERAL HOME, 303 SOUTH MAIN ST., SUMMERVILLE, S.C.
Dorothy Evelyn Hylton Laughlin, 74, of Summerville, wife of LTCOL William "Bill" Laughlin, USAF (Ret.), died Tuesday morning at her residence.
Funeral services will be held Monday, April 8, 2002 at 11 o'clock in Bethany United Methodist Church, Spell Chapel. Burial will be in Dorchester Memory Gardens, Summerville. Friends may call James A. Dyal Funeral Home, Summerville from 7 until 9 o'clock Sunday evening.
Flowers will be accepted or memorials may be made to: Multiple Sclerosis Society, P.O. Box 2331, Columbia, S.C. 29202 or to Bethany United Methodist Church, 118 West 3rd South Street, Summerville, S.C. 29485.
Mrs. Laughlin was born April 16, 1927 in Roanoke, Virginia, a daughter of the late William German Hylton and Mary Emma Mitchell Hylton. She was a graduate of Stewart High School in Virginia. She served as a flight attendant in the United States Air Force. She was a member of Bethany United Methodist Church.
Surviving are her husband of Summerville; one son, William Bryan Laughlin of Summerville; four daughters and sons-in-law, Linda Laughlin and Lawton I. Limehouse, Jr. of Ladson, Marjorie Elaine Laughlin and Richard James Redden of Keeseville, N.Y., Mary Don Laughlin and Raymond Yeager of Singapore, Sylvia and Wayne Craun of Harrisburg, Va.; eight grandchildren, Justin and Jared Yeager of Singapore, Trey Limehouse of Ladson, Patrick, Danielle and Jamie Redden of Keeseville, N.Y., Trent and Brice Laughlin of Summerville; one brother, Robert Hylton of Fayetteville, N.C.; one sister, Helen Pringle of Virginia Beach, Va.; 8 nieces and nephews.
Arrangements by JAMES A. DYAL FUNERAL HOME, 303 SOUTH MAIN STREET, SUMMERVILLE, S.C.
Entered into eternal rest on Wednesday, April 3, 2002, Mr. Marsh Bennett. Residence, 563-B Rutledge Ave., formerly of McClellanville, S.C. He was the husband of Mrs. Edna "Shirley" Bennett. The father of Ms. Shirley Clark, Mrs. Marva Louise Page (Jay), Mr. Marsh Bennett, Jr., Mr. Ira Henderson (Jestine), Ms. Beverly Henderson and Mr. Marvin Henderson. The step-father of Mr. Henry Brown, Mr. Maurice Simmons and Ms. Tarsha Simmons. The brother of Mrs. Inez Vanderhorst (James), Mr. Edward Bennett, Sr., and Mr. George Bennett (Mildred). The grandfather of 20 grandchildren and 21 great-grandchildren. The family will be receiving at 324-A Ashley Ave., W.M. SMITH-MCNEAL FUNERAL HOME, 2 Radcliffe St., Charleston, S.C. Will announce funeral service. 722-3676 or 1-800-924-5659. Or you may e-mail a memorial message at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Paul E. Lewis, 73, of North Charleston, died Thursday, April 4, 2002, at his residence.
A graveside service will be held at 11 a.m., Saturday, April 6, 2002, in Carolina Memorial Gardens.
Born in Birmingham, Ala., on July 25, 1928. He was the son of the late Paul and Grace Lewis.
Mr. Lewis was a retired contractor. He was a member of Aldergate Methodist Church and a beloved coach of 25 years of baseball, football, and boxing for the Hanahan Parks and Playground.
He was a loving husband, father, brother, and grandfather.
Survivors include his wife of 51 years, Barbara Lewis of North Charleston, sons, Paul E. Lewis, Jr., of Houston, Texas, Gregory R. Lewis, of North Charleston, Jeff G. Lewis, of Ehrhardt, and Mark K. Lewis, of North Charleston, a brother, Roland Lewis, of North Charleston, two sisters, Ruth Hawkins, of Winston-Salem, N.C., and Beverly Legette, of Hanahan, and eight grandchildren, Rob, Branch, Jessica, Brandon, Elizabeth, Matthew, Laura and Katherine.
The family will be receiving friends from 6 to 8 p.m., Friday, April 5, 2002, at Carolina Memorial Funeral Home, 7113 Rivers Ave., North Charleston, S.C.
Flowers will be accepted or memorials to Hospice of Charleston.
Arrangements being handled by CAROLINA MEMORIAL FUNERAL HOME.
The family gratefully acknowledges the many prayers, cards, telephone calls, and visits during Paul's illness.
Entered into eternal rest on April 3, 2002, Latrevis "Precious" Maybank, the beloved daughter of Kera Maybank and Jermaine Rivers, biological daughter of Travis Greer, sister of Taron Maybank, Shyann Maybank and Jermaira Maybank, granddaughter of Ruth and Harry Cochran, Ronald Myers and Charles and Ruth Greer. Late residence, 2523 Highpoint Road, North Charleston, S.C. Funeral notice later. ARRANGEMENTS BY SUBURBAN FUNERAL HOME, INC.
MASSALON, Sr., Daniel
CAMDEN, S.C. - Funeral services for Daniel Eugene "Gene" Massalon, Sr., 93, will be held on Saturday, April 6, 2002, at 3 p.m., in St. Timothy's Lutheran Church with burial to follow in Forest Lawn Memorial Park. Rev. Garry White and Rev. Denise Seymour will officiate. Memorials may be made to St. Timothy's Lutheran Church, 1301 Mill St., Camden, S.C. 29020. The family will receive friends on Friday, April 5, 2002, from 5 to 7 p.m., at KORNEGAY FUNERAL HOME, CAMDEN CHAPEL.
Daniel Eugene Massalon, died Thursday, April 4, 2002. Born in Charleston, he was the son of the late Henry Thomas Massalon and Pearl Conner Massalon Meyers. He was married to the late Mary Presnell Massalon for 66 years. Mr. Massalon was retired from the DuPont Company, a charter member of St. Timothy's Lutheran Church and member of the Coast Guard Auxiliary who protected the Charleston Harbor during World War II.
Surviving are a son and daughter-in-law, Danny and Sarah Massalon of Camden; daughter and son-in-law, Justine and Pat Patterson of Lugoff; daughter, Debbie Roberts of Camden; grandchildren, Lugene Patterson Huffstetler, Jamie Patterson, Deanna Patterson Cobb, Gwen Patterson Bowers, Jennifer Massalon Stimpson, and Deborah Massalon Cawthon; ten great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; brother, Henry T. Massalon of Somerset, Ky. Preceded in death by a daughter, Janis Massalon Crosby, an infant grandson, brothers Joe Massalon, Jesse Massalon, and Robert Massalon, and sister Norma Massalon Baxter.
Thomas Ashby Farrow, son of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas F. Farrow, died Wednesday in a Seattle hospital. He was born in Charleston on December 16, 1954, educated in local schools, graduated from Colorado College and received his law degree from the University of Puget Sound. Until his death he served as District Judge of Pierce County, Washington. He is survived by his parents; his wife, the former Lori Merlich of Gig Harbor, Wash.; three sons, Thomas G., Michael F., and Joseph P. Farrow; four brothers, John B. Farrow of Atlanta, Douglas F. Farrow of Gillette, Wyo., Robert H. Farrow of Charleston, and Alexander Q. Farrow of San Francisco. There will be a memorial service at 3 p.m., Saturday, April 6, at the Church of the Holy Communion, 218 Ashley Ave.