AZALEA CHAPTER NO. 192, O.E.S.: THE OFFICERS AND MEMBERS are invited to attend the funeral services of our late member, Margie Ontko Lane, Wednesday, April 17, 2002, at 2 o'clock in the Cathedral Church of St. Luke and St. Paul.
By order of:
Harvetta Sineath, W.M.
Patsy Stone, P.M., Secretary
Robert W. Hamon, 65, of Goose Creek, died on the morning of Friday, April 12, 2002, in a Charleston hospital after a lengthy illness. His funeral service was conducted at 11 o'clock, Monday, April 15, 2002, at the Cathedral of Praise, 3790 Ashley Phosphate Road, North Charleston. Interment, with full military honors, followed at Live Oak Memorial Gardens. Funeral arrangements were coordinated by J. HENRY STUHR, INC., GREENRIDGE ROAD CHAPEL.
Mr. Hamon was born in Borger, Texas, on November 29, 1936, a son of the late Paddy (Pat) and Eula Miller Hamon. He retired as a Master Sergeant from the United States Air Force after 23 years of service. He more recently retired from the DuPont facility at Bushy Park, Charleston.
He is survived by his wife of 46 years, Peggy Bane Hamon, his son and daughter-in-law, Tony and Pamela Hamon of North Charleston; his daughter and son-in-law, Donna Kingsbury and Kevin Shea of North Charleston, his daughter, Kathy Rhodes of Daniel Island, and his grandsons, Brandon and Jared Kingsbury and Tony Glen Hamon, Jr. His brothers, Pat Hamon of North Charleston, Bill Hamon of Millen, Ga., his sisters, Betty Lankford of Hanahan, Wanda Kirkland of North Charleston, and his twin sisters, Helene Bailey of Summerville and Ilene Mullins of Vicksburg, Miss., also survive.
Entered into eternal rest the morning of April 15, 2002, Frances Driggers Miller of Charleston, S.C. The relatives and friends of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Barnett Miller are invited to attend the graveside funeral services of the latter at Live Oak Memorial Gardens, Thursday, April 18, 2002, at 3:30 o'clock. Friends may call at J. HENRY STUHR, INC., NORTH AREA CHAPEL, 2119 Dorchester Road, Wednesday, April 17, 2002, from 6 until 8 o'clock.
Born April 20, 1928, in Charleston, S.C., Mrs. Miller was the daughter of Arthur H. and Nancy Smith Driggers. She was a homemaker and was a member of Cherokee Place United Methodist Church.
Mrs. Miller is survived by her husband, Robert B. Miller of Charleston; two daughters, Barbara M. Murdaugh of Fernandina Beach, Florida, and Terri M. Jones of Stuart, Florida; a son, David Miller of James Island; a sister, Daisy Kelly of Seattle, Washington; two brothers, Arthur Driggers of Destin, Fla., and Bobby Driggers of Pensacola, Fla.; five grandchildren, Krissy Murdaugh, Melissa Jones, Patrick Jones, Gracie Miller and Chip Miller.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation, P.O. Box 650309, Dallas, Texas 75265-0309.
Entered into entered rest on Sunday evening, April 14, 2002, John Edward Sahlmann, husband of Denise Pasquino Sahlmann. Residence, Goose Creek, S.C. The relatives and friends of Mr. and Mrs. John Edward Sahlmann are invited to attend the funeral services of the former in J. HENRY STUHR INC., GREENRIDGE ROAD CHAPEL, Wednesday afternoon, April 17, 2002, at 3 o'clock. Interment will follow in Whispering Pines Memorial Gardens. Friends may call at Stuhr's Greenridge Road Chapel this (Tuesday) evening between 6 and 8 o'clock. Flowers will be accepted or memorials may be made to MUSC Childrens Hospital, 165 Ashley Avenue, Charleston, S.C. 29425.
Mr. Sahlmann was born September 2, 1943, in Charleston, S.C., the son of the late Carson John Sahlmann and wife Mary Alicia Smith Sahlmann Hendricks. Mr. Sahlmann was a graduate of Moultrie High School and attended Spartanburg Junior College and the Baptist College of Charleston. He was a Master Sergeant with the 81st Aerial Post Squadron, 315th Air Wing and served in the National Guards. He was a Sales Representative with SellEthics Inc.
Surviving are his wife of Goose Creek, S.C.; two sons, John Andrew Sahlmann and wife MaryAnn Sahlmann both of Cottageville, S.C., Jacob Alan Sahlmann of Goose Creek, S.C.; two daughters, Susan Amanda Sahlmann Smith and husband Danny Smith both of Goose Creek, S.C., Jesica Anne Sahlmann of Goose Creek, S.C.; one brother, James Carson Sahlmann of North Charleston, S.C.; three grandchildren, Bryan Smith, Hannah Smith and Kayce Dew. Mr. Sahlmann was preceded in death by a son, Brian Albert Sahlmann.
STEVENS, SR., James
LORIS - Former Horry County State Senator James P. Stevens, Sr., 82, of Loris, S.C. died Sunday, April 14, 2002, at McLeod Regional Medical Center after an illness. He served as State Senator from Horry County from 1955 through 1976, longer than any other senator in the history of Horry County.
He was born on Easter Sunday, April 4, 1920 in Loris, S.C., the son of the late McDuffie P. and Lalla M. Stevens. He is survived by his wife of 59 years, Madeleine M. Stevens of Loris, S.C., 3 sons, James P. Stevens, Jr. and his wife, Jacqueline Holly, Sunset Beach, N.C., Randle McQueen Stevens and his wife, Mary Ann Jinx , Myrtle Beach, S.C. and Douglas Yancey Stevens and his wife, Cloydeanne Tina , Denton, Texas and a daughter, Victoria Joy Stevens, Myrtle Beach, S.C., a sister, Lalla S. West and brother-in-law, Grady J. West, Loris, 5 grandchildren, James P. Stevens, III, Natalie Shawn Stevens, Ashley Leigh Stevens, Zachary Price Hartman Stevens and Melody Lauren Stevens. He is pre-deceased by a brother, Thomas McDuffie Stevens.
He was a graduate of Loris High School where he excelled in sports, playing football, baseball, basketball and track. He won the state championship in the high jump and pole vault. He entered the University of South Carolina in 1949 and was a 1952 graduate of the University of South Carolina Law School where he served as President of the Law School Student Body, a member of the Wig and Robe, a member of the Law School Honor Council Debate Team 1951-1952, all while supporting a wife and two sons and working over 50 hours per week for the Columbia Country Club and as a page in the South Carolina Senate.
He was a member of the Loris First United Methodist Church and teacher of the Men’s Bible Class, a Master Mason, member of the VFW and the American Legion, a World War II veteran, U.S. Coast Guard, July 1940 June 1946.
He was the founder of The Stevens Law Firm, P.C. of Loris, S.C., established in 1952 and practiced law from 1952 until his retirement in 1986. His son, James P. Stevens, Jr., joined the firm in 1973 and continues with the firm today. After his retirement, he became Of Counsel for his law firm until his death. He was a past president of the Horry County Bar Association, a member of the S.C. Bar Assn., S.C. Trial Lawyers Assn., American Trial Lawyers Assn and American Bar Assn. He practiced law before all South Carolina State and Federal Courts, the South Carolina Supreme Court and the 4thCircuit Court of Appeals and became a noted and distinguished trial attorney.
He served as Chairman of numerous Senate committees including the Judicial Reform Committee which structured the present court system in South Carolina and the Tourism and Trade Committee. He became the 4thhighest ranking senator in seniority in the South Carolina Senate and was instrumental in improving life in Horry County including elevating Coastal Carolina University from a 2 year junior college to a 4 year university, helping create and fund Horry-Georgetown Technical College, helping develop and improve the highway system in Horry County.
He touched many lives in Horry County and South Carolina. His friend and desk mate, the Honorable Walter J. Bristow, Jr. described him best: He was a great family man, he loved his state and he was one of the hardest working senators we had in the state of South Carolina. South Carolina is going to miss him. He was a great man.
The family will be receiving friends from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. on Wednesday night at GOLDFINCH FUNERAL HOME, CONWAY CHAPEL at 606-610 Beaty St. in Conway, S.C.
Memorial Services will be held at 2:00 p.m. Thursday at the Loris First United Methodist Church, 3507 Broad St., Loris, S.C.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Loris First United Methodist Church.
An online guestbook is available at www.goldfinch.cc.
Entered into eternal rest on Saturday, April 13, 2002, Mr. David Anavitate, beloved husband of Mrs. Linda Bell Anavitate, step-father of Mr. Neil T. Ferrell, Jr., son of Mr. Juan Ralph Anavitate and Mrs. Iris A. Anavitate, brother of Mr. Ralph (Kelly) Anavitate and Mrs. Lynette (Martin) White, son-in-law of Mrs. Tommie L. Price. Late residence 113-B Cedar Grove Drive, Dorchester Manor, North Charleston. The relatives and friends of Mr. David Anavitate are invited to attend his Memorial Service on Wednesday, April 17, 2002 in the Cathedral of Praise, Windsor Hill, North Charleston. Arrangements by SUBURBAN FUNERAL HOME, INC.
HINESVILLE, GA. - Priscilla Ann (McSwain) Kersey, 63, died Friday, April 12, 2002, at St. Joseph's Hospital in Savannah, Ga.
She was born in Shelby, N.C., but was raised in Charleston, S.C.; has lived around the world and resided in Hinesville, Ga., for the last 13 years. She was a homemaker and equestrian teacher. She was preceded in death by her parents Ruby and James McSwain.
Survivors include, husband of nearly 44 years, LTC (Ret.) Robert M. Kersey; son, Robert M. Kersey, Jr., of Charleston, S.C., and fiancée Connie Singletary of Hinesville; daughter and son-in-law Rebecca M. and Fredrick Peraza of Oconomowoc, Wisc.; three grandchildren, Robert Antonio Peranza, Alexis Ann Peranza, and Caitlyn Joy Anderson. Nieces and nephews from Florida, California, and Colorado, and a sister-in-law, Judy Rogers of California.
Visitation, 6 to 8 p.m., Wednesday, at Carter Funeral Home, 308 W. Oglethorpe Blvd., Hinesville. Open House for refreshments afterward at 631 Demere Street, Hinesville.
Funeral services, 10 a.m., Thursday, at Carter Funeral Home, and 2:30 p.m. at Live Oak Memorial Gardens on S.C. Highway 61 (Ashley River Road) in Charleston, S.C., with Pastor Jimmy Anderson officiating.
Remembrances to American Cancer Society, Liberty County Unit, P.O. Box 1004, Hinesville, Ga. 31310.
CARTER FUNERAL HOME, OGLETHORPE CHAPEL is in charge of arrangements.
ST. GEORGE - Joshua Nathan Canaday, 16, of 591 Old Bell Road died Sunday April 14, 2002 from injuries sustain in auto accident near St. George. Funeral services will be held 3 pm Wednesday in Grover United Methodist Church with Rev. Larry Watson and Rev. Wash Belangia officiating. Burial will follow in the Murray Cemetery, Grover. Pallbearers will be Randy Goethe, Blaine Fender, Joey Canady, James Bubsy Brickle, Danny Jackson and Allan Ayer. Honorary Pallbearers are: Justin Goethe, Adam Canady, Jason Britt, Al Shipman, Brandon Bazzle, Wes Brickle, Brent Jackson, Adam Pendarvis, Elliot Mauney, Matt Pope, Joel Roumillat, Si Roberts, Elizabeth Ayer, Rachel Clayton, Jessica Darden, Catherine Albergotti, members of the Dorchester Academy J.V. Baseball Team, Coach Wyman Mole, Dennis Iser and Coach Stanley Gruber. Visitation will be at Bryant funeral Home from 5 to 9 p.m. Tuesday. Joshua was born November 13, 1985 in Charleston a son of Rodney and Jackie Huggins Canaday. He was a student at Dorchester Academy where he was a member of the Baseball, Football Teams and the Beta club. He was a member of Grover United Methodist Church where he served as the Youth Representative to the Administrative Board and was an employee of Mac’s Supply. Surviving: his parents Rodney and Jackie Canaday, St. George, a sister, Bralyn Ashley Canaday, St. George, Grandmothers, Evelyn S. Canaday, St. George and Evelyn E. Huggins, St. George, great-grandmother, Lucyle C. Rumph, St. George, Uncles and Aunts are: Allen (Denise) Canaday, St. George, Billy (Faye) Huggins, Myrtle Beach, Carolyn (Tommy) Doyle, Aynor, S.C., Glenn Huggins, Charleston, and Wendell Huggins, Charleston. Memorials can be made to Dorchester Academy Loyalty Plus Fund, in memory of Josh Canady, P.O. Box 901, St. George, S.C. 29477.
Michael P. McCarthy, 93, husband of Margaret Herndon McCarthy, died Saturday, April 13, at a local assisted living home. Born in Charleston to the late Patrick and Lula Bowick McCarthy. Mr. McCarthy was a graduate of Charleston High School, he was a plumber for 20 years and was owner and operator of Sandbar Restaurant on Folly Beach from 1959-1968, during which time he was the Magistrate of Folly Beach for 14 years. He also was a member of the Folly Beach Exchange Club. Mr. McCarthy is survived by his wife of 64 years, Margaret Herndon McCarthy, a son, Michael Patrick McCarthy, Jr., and wife Elizabeth of Charleston, a daughter, Marlene Hanjes and husband Kenneth of Folly Beach, a sister, Lula Grice of Charleston, also predeceased by four sisters, Helen Mandige, Carmel Ducker, Loretta Bogart, and Ethel Fulton, 12 grandchildren, and 24 great-grandchildren also survive him. Funeral services will be 1 p.m., Tuesday, April 16, at MCALISTER-SMITH FUNERAL HOME, DOWNTOWN CHAPEL. Entombment will follow in Mt. Pleasant Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Hospice of Charleston, 3896 Leeds Ave. Charleston, 29405.
BRANTON, Jr., Thomas
The relatives and friends of Mr. Thomas E. Branton, Jr., are invited to attend his funeral service at RUSSELL FUNERAL CHAPEL, Tuesday morning, April 16, 2002, at 11 o'clock. Interment will be in Providence Baptist Church Cemetery. Friends may call at Russell Funeral Chapel, Moncks Corner.
The relatives and friends of Mrs. Tiffany M. Whaley are invited to attend her funeral services on Wednesday, April 17, 2002, 1 p.m., at Jerusalem RMUE Church, 768 Magnolia Road, Charleston, S.C. Interment, Hillboro Brown Cemetery, Charleston, S.C.
Mrs. Whaley is survived by her husband, Mr. Gary Maurice Whaley, her children, Lil Miss Chelsie Brown and Chyna Whaley, her step-daughter, Crystal Whaley, father, Mr. Henry Montgomery (Ola Mae), grandmother, Mrs. Elizabeth M. Davis, brother, Mr. Maurice Montgomery, mother and father-in-law, Mrs. Nettie Dilligard and Mr. Albert Cromwell, aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, brothers and sister-in-law, and other relatives and friends.
Viewing for Mrs. Whaley will be at the William M. Smith Memorial Chapel, 2 Radcliffe St., Charleston, S.C., on Tuesday, April 16, 2002, from 2:00 to 5:30 p.m., and at the church from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m. The family will receive friends from 7 to 8 p.m.
In lieu of flowers please make donations to the Tiffany Whaley Fund, 623 Wantoot Blvd., Charleston, S.C. 29407.
Arrangements by W.M. SMITH-MCNEAL FUNERAL HOME, INC., (843) 722-3676, 1-800-924-5659, or e-mail memorial messages at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Barbara Luden Greene, 78, of Indialantic, Fla., died March 22, 2002.
Mrs. Green was the daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Martin J. Luden of Charleston. She was a housewife and a member of Holy Trinity Episcopal Church. She was a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution and past member of St. Margarets Guild and the Junior League of South Brevard and the BSO South Guild and the Garden Club.
Survivors include, husband, John Greene of Indialantic, Fla., two sons, Alan of Asheville, N.C., and Warren of Hartford, Conn.
Arrangements handled by BROWNLEE-MAXWELL FUNERAL HOME, MELBOURNE, FLA.
UNION - Mrs. Marion Johnson Bobo, age 97, died Monday, April 15, 2002, at 2 a.m., at an assisted living facility in Summerville, S.C. She was the widow of Rev. John Landrum Bobo, who retired as pastor of First Baptist Church of Bishopville, S.C., in 1965.
Mrs. Bobo was an active member of the Philippi Baptist Church in Union in growing up and then later in retirement. She was born in Union County on January 15, 1905. Her parents were the late William C. Johnson and Ann Meng Johnson. She attended Greenville Women's College and graduated from Southern Seminary in 1928.
Her daughter and son-in-law survives Mrs. Bobo, Carolyn and Wade Watson, Sr., of Summerville; also surviving are three grandsons, Wade Watson, Jr., of Savannah, Ga., John and Timothy Watson of Columbia; and one great-grandson, Wade Watson, III, of Savannah, Ga.
Graveside services will be held Thursday, April 18, 2002, at 2 p.m., at the Bethlehem Baptist Church Cemetery, Roebuck, S.C., conducted by the Rev. Jim Oliver.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent to the Building Fund of Philippi Baptist Church, 327 Philippi Church Road, Union, S.C. 29379.
THE S.R. HOLCOMBE FUNERAL HOME has charge of arrangements.
ANDREWS - Marie Howard Bouchette, 85, died Monday, April 15, 2002, at Winyah Convalescent Center in Georgetown.
Mrs. Bouchette was born in Williamsburg County near Andrews on June 16, 1916, a daughter of the late Johnny James Howard and Ola Howard. She lived in the Warsaw Community of Williamsburg County most of her life. Mrs. Bouchette was the widow of Lee Bouchette.
Surviving are, two sons, Alfred L. Bouchette and Faron Bouchette, both of Andrews; two daughters, Gail B. Heyward and her husband Russell of Sumter and Lee B. Skipper and her husband Mike of Georgetown; a sister, Rossie Sanchez of Summerville; four grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be 4 o'clock, Wednesday afternoon, April 17, 2002, at the ANDREWS CHAPEL OF MAYER FUNERAL HOME. Officiating will be the Rev. Tom Skipper and the Rev. Clide Glover. Burial will follow in the Elim United Methodist Churchyard.
The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 6 until 8 p.m., Tuesday evening, April 16, 2002.
The relatives and friends of Mr. Edward Thomas Young, husband of Mary Hegler Young are invited to attend his funeral service Wednesday at 2 o'clock in James A. Dyal Funeral Home Chapel, Summerville. Burial will be in Plantation Memorial Gardens, Moncks Corner.
Friends may call at the funeral home from 6 until 8 o'clock this evening. Flowers will be accepted or memorials may be made to Alzheimer's Association Mid-State Chapter, P.O. Box 7044, Columbia, S.C. 29202.
Arrangements by JAMES A. DYAL FUNERAL HOME, 303 SOUTH MAIN STREET, SUMMERVILLE, S.C.
Entered into eternal rest on April 14, 2002, Mrs. Arnell Smith of Ridgeville, S.C. The beloved mother of Mr. Verner Smith. Those of her sister Mrs. Sadie Jones. Family will receive friends at the late residence 672 Haven Road, Ridgeville, S.C.
Funeral notice will be announced later. Arrangements by MILLIGAN'S FUNERAL HOME OF MONCKS CORNER, S.C. Phone 761-8696.