Emma Benton, 97, of Jonesville community, Yemassee, died Monday, Nov.
8, 1999, in Beaufort Memorial Hospital.
Young Funeral Home, Yemassee, is in charge.
Bernice Burns, 50, of Brooklyn, N.Y., formerly of Yemassee, died Monday,
Nov. 8, 1999, in Brooklyn.
Young Funeral Home, Yemassee, is in charge.
Sadie Barfield Hill
Sadie Barfield Hill, 86, of Florence, widow of Johnny Foster Hill,
died Tuesday, Nov. 9, 1999, at her residence.
The family will receive friends from 5 to 9 tonight in Stoudenmire-Dowling
Funeral Home, 2402 South Irby St., Florence, and other times at the residence
of Dianne and Ricky Harrell, 4044 Willow Creek Road, Florence, S.C. 29505.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday in the Palmetto Street Church of
God in Garden of Memories Cemetery.
Mrs. Hill was born Aug. 14, 1913, in Lake City, a daughter of Harvey
and Ella Dennis Barfield. She was a homemaker and a member of the Palmetto
Street Church of God.
She was preceded in death by a son, Allen J. Hill.
Surviving are three daughters, Shirley H. Mangum of Beaufort, Katherine
H. Matthews of Goose Creek and Diane H. Harrell of Florence; a brother,
Woodrow Barfield of Fort Mill; a sister, Janie Smith of Hartsville; 10
grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren.
The family suggests that those who wish may make memorials to Palmetto
Street Church of God Building Fund, 3132 West Palmetto St., Florence, S.C.
David Polite, 52, of St. Helena Island, husband of Ethel Polite, died
Tuesday, Nov. 9, 1999, in Beaufort Memorial Hospital.
Marshel's Wright-Donaldson Home for Funerals, Beaufort, is in charge.
Pearlie Gamble Wright
Pearlie Gamble Wright, 81, of Ridgeland died Friday, Nov. 5, 1999,
in St. Joseph's Hospital, Savannah.
The family will receive friends from 7 to 8 tonight and beginning at
11 a.m. Thursday in Bostick Funeral Home, Ridgeland. Services will be at
noon Thursday in St. Matthew Baptist Church, Ridgeland. Burial will be
in Richardson Memorial Cemetery, Ridgeland.
Mrs. Wright was born Dec. 5, 1917, in Jasper County, a daughter of
Henry Gamble and Rachel Mitchell Gamble. She was a member of St. Matthew
Baptist Church and the St. Catherine Chapter No. 46 Eastern Star. She was
Surviving are her husband, Jessie Wright of Ridgeland; two sons, Henry
Wright of Springhill, Fla., and Leroy Wright of Ridgeland; two daughters,
Jessie W. Tyler of Ridgeland and Elizabeth Moore of Jacksonville, Fla.;
two stepbrothers, James and Eddie Wilson of Hardeeville; a sister, Josephine
Washington of Hardeeville; a stepsister, Sarah Early of Hardeeville; seven
grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.
Elene Koth of Beaufort died Wednesday, May 10, 2000, in Beaufort Memorial
Copeland Funeral Home, Beaufort, is in charge.
Louise Shea Ross
Louise Shea Ross, 71, of Beaufort, died Tuesday, May 9, 2000, at her
Graveside services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday, May 17, in Beaufort
National Cemetery, with military honors.
Mrs. Ross was born March 31, 1929, in Willimantic, Conn., a daughter
of Thomas Andrew Shea and Delima Gelinas Shea. She was a graduate of The
Willimantic State Teachers College in Willimantic, Conn. She served as
a first lieutenant in the Women's Army Corps from 1953 to 1955 and received
the National Defense Service Medal. A teacher, she retired from the Elk
Lake School District, Dimock, Pa., where she was a member of the Pennsylvania
Retired Teachers Association. She was a member of Lady's Island Country
Club and Lady's Island Country Club Women's Golf Association.
Surviving are her husband, Joseph E. Ross of Beaufort; two sons, Timothy
J. Ross of Stewartstown, Pa., and Robert A. Ross of Gainesville, Fla.;
a daughter, Kathryn M. French of Summerville; a brother, Thomas A. Shea
Jr. of Urbanna, Va.; and five grandchildren.
The family suggests those who wish may make memorials to Beaufort County
Library, 311 Scotts St., Beaufort, S.C. 29902 or to Friends of Caroline
Hospice, 1110 13th St., Port Royal, S.C. 29935.
Copeland Funeral Home, Beaufort, is in charge.
Willie Washington Jr.
Willie Washington Jr., 52, of Burton, died Friday, May 5, 2000, in
Beaufort Memorial Hospital.
Wake services will be from 7 to 8 tonight in Marshel's Wright-Donaldson
Home For Funerals. Services will be at 1 p.m. Friday in Burton New Church
of Christ with burial following in Perriclair Cemetery, Ann's Point.
Mr. Washington was born Dec. 28, 1947, in Beaufort County, a son of
Elizabeth Green Washington Pusha and Willie Washington Sr. He received
his education in the public schools of Beaufort County and Bronx, N.Y.
He graduated from Technical School with a degree in brick masonry. He worked
as an independent Brick Mason contractor.
Surviving are his mother and stepfather, Deacon Ezekiel Pusha of Burton;
two brothers, Herbert L. Washington of Beaufort and Roger Washington of
Tampa, Fla.; three sisters, Annette Gainey of Killeen, Texas, Bianca Washington
of Walterboro and Valerie Rogers of Greenville, Tenn.
Doretha Washington Wright
Services for Doretha Washington Wright, 72, of Ridgeland who died Monday,
May 8, 2000, in Low Country General Hospital, Ridgeland, will be at 2 p.m.
Friday in Mount Carmelt Baptist Center, Ridgeland with burial in Log Haul
The family will receive friends from 7 to 8 tonight in Sauls Funeral
Wilhelmina Mitchell, 88, died June 9, 2000, in St. Joseph's Hospital
in Savannah, Ga.
Marshel's Wright-Donaldson Home for Funerals is in charge of arrangements.
Elvard Smith, 66, died June 8, 2000, in Savannah Memorial Hospital
after a brief illness.
The family will receive friends from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. today at Allen
Funeral Home Chapel in Coosawhatchie.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Monday at Padgett Branch Baptist Church
in Grays, with burial in Rock Spring Baptist Church Cemetery in Grays.
Mr. Smith was born Dec. 25, 1933, in Gillisonville, a son of the late
Taft Smith and Rosa Lee Padgett Smith. He was a member of Padgett Branch
Baptist Church for several years where he served as a trustee and was a
member of the senior choir. He was employed for 16 years with Sprint. He
also was a mechanic and a nurses assistant.
Surviving are his wife of 46 years, Lela Mae Ferguson-Smith of Gillisonville;
five children, Diane Smith-Graham of Hickory, N.C., Freda Smith-Johnson
of Savannah, Ga., Jacqueline Smith-Scott of Varnville, Janette Smith-Fields
of Burton and John E. Smith of Port Royal; three sisters, Betty Jean Allen,
Celeste Allen and Lillie Rose Smith, all of Ridgeland; two brothers, Roosevelt
Smith of Ridgeland and Walker Smith of St. Petersburg, Fla.; and 11 grandchildren.
Geneva Crawford, 91, of Hilton Head died Saturday, June 10, 2000 at
Hilton Head Medical Center.
Marshel's Wright-Donaldson Home for Funerals is in charge.
Samuel Scott, 82, of Charleston, died on Saturday, June 17, 2000, in
the V.A. Hospital in Charleston..
Services will be in Charleston.
Mr. Scott was a lifelong resident of St. Helena Island.
Surviving is a niece, Caroline Scott of St. Helena Island.
Mary Elma Brunson Stafford
SUMTER - Mary Elma Brunson Stafford, 83, widow of William Archie Stafford
Sr., died Monday, Aug. 14, 2000, in Lexington Medical Center.
The family will receive friends from 6 to 7:30 this evening in Elmore-Hill-McCreight
Funeral Home, Sumter, and at other times at the home of Loretta Stokes,
1814 Hialeah Parkway. Services will be at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday in First
Presbyterian Church, with burial in Sumter Cemetery.
Mrs. Stafford was born in Clarendon County, a daughter of Jack and
Loretta Baker Hodge Brunson. She was a member of First Presbyterian Church
where she was active as a former Sunday school teacher and member of the
Surviving are a son, William A. Stafford Jr. of Spartanburg; three
daughters, Sylvia Stafford Therrell of Columbia, Loretta Stafford Stokes
of Sumter and Teresa "Terri" Stafford Stokes of Beaufort; three brothers,
Jack Wade Brunson Sr. of Cleveland, Robert M. Brunson of Salisbury, N.C.,
and Charles F. "Mickey" Brunson of Bradenton, Fla.; five sisters, Frances
H. Denton of Camden, Harriett B. Bruce of Raleigh, N.C., Sarah B. Zemp
of Hartsville, Emma B. Marshall of Columbia and Jacqueline "Jackie" G.
Partin of Greenville; eight grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.
Annie Robinson Kelly
MOULTRIE, Ga. - Annie Robinson Kelly, 72, of Moultrie, widow of Austin
Kelly, died Monday, Aug. 14, 2000, in Beaufort Memorial Hospital.
Services will be directed by Cobb Funeral Chapel, Hwy. 37, West Camilla
Mrs. Kelly was born May 1, 1928, in Mitchell County, Ga., a daughter
of Nathan and Ruth Edenfield Robinson. She was a seamstress and worked
in manufacturing. She was a member of Calvary Baptist Church, Moultrie.
Surviving are a daughter, Laquitta A. Padgett of Beaufort; a son, Austin
Lee Kelly of Tallahassee, Fla.; two brothers, Charlie Robinson of Winston-Salem,
N.C., and Douglas Robinson of Thomasville, Ga.; three sisters, Nell Willis
of Dawson, Ga., Laverne Hardin of Jacksonville, Fla., and Joyce Tucker
of Thomasville, Ga.; nine grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.
The family suggests those who wish may make memorials to American Cancer
Society, P.O. Box 6113, Hilton Head Island, S.C. 29938.
Anderson Funeral Home is in charge of local arrangements.
Etta Mae Orr
Etta Mae Orr, 85, of Roselle, N.J., died Friday, Aug. 11, 2000, in
Elizabeth General Hospital, Roselle.
Bostick Funeral Home, Ridgeland, is in charge.
Dr. Louis J. Roempke
Dr. Louis J. Roempke, 67, of Beaufort died Tuesday, Aug. 15, 2000,
in Beaufort Memorial Hospital after collapsing near his home on Sunset
Copeland Funeral Home is in charge.
Byrl M. Sailors
Byrl M. Sailors, 61, of Beaufort, husband of Monta S. Sailors, died
Friday, Sept. 29, 2000, in Beaufort Naval Hospital.
Anderson Funeral Home, Beaufort, is in charge.
Oswald Weeks Lunde
Retired U.S. Air Force Col. Oswald Weeks Lunde, 87, of Bluffton died
Friday, June 1, 2001, in Beaufort Naval Hospital.
Graveside services will be at 1 p.m. June 27 in U.S. National Cemetery,
Arlington, Va., with full U.S. Air Force honors.
Col. Lunde was born Aug. 11, 1914, in Keewahnee, Wisc. He was a World
War II U.S. Air Force pilot officer who received his wings and commission
in 1938. When the Pacific war began in 1941, he was stationed in the Philippines.
He survived the attack on Bataan and later joined Gen. George MacArthur's
forces in Australia. He was awarded the Silver Star Medal.
Surviving are his wife, Anne Lunde of McLean, Va.; two daughters, Rosalind
of McLean and Susan of Fairfax, Va.; three sons, John of McLean; Eric of
Bluffton and Marc of Denver, Colo.
Anderson Funeral Home, Beaufort is in charge.
Robert Eugene Mort
Retired U.S. Marine Corps Gunnery Sgt. Robert Eugene Mort, 74, of Beaufort
died Tuesday, June 5, 2001, in Beaufort Memorial Hospital.
The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 today in Anderson Funeral
Home. Services will be at 1 p.m. Thursday in Anderson Funeral Home. Burial
will be in Beaufort National Cemetery with full military honors.
Mr. Mort was born June 29, 1926, in Fairmount, W.Va., a son of Raymond
E. Mort and Madie Ellen Hershberger Mort. He served in the U.S. Marine
Corps in World War II, (Iwo Jima), Korea (Chosin Reservoir) and Vietnam.
He was awarded numerous citations and commendations including Purple Heart
with two stars, Navy Commendation Medal, two Presidential Unit Citations,
seven Marine Corps Good Conduct Medals, China Service Medal, American Area
Campaign Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Korean Service Medal, Korean
Presidential United Citation and United Nations Service Medal.
He was employed by Atlantic Coast and Prudential insurance companies
and retired in 1989. He was a lifetime member of the Purple Heart Association,
4th Marine Division Association, Dog 7 Association, Veterans of Foreign
Wars and Underwriter's Association, a Mason,. a 20-year member of Gideon's
International and a member and served on the counseling board of the Gospel
Light Christian Ministries Church.
Surviving are his wife, Audrey J. McGuire Mort of Beaufort; a son,
Michael Mort of Sturgis, Mich.; a daughter, Mary Elizabeth Mort Payne of
Beaufort; and a grandchild.
He was preceded in death by a sister, Betty Jean Mort Weinhofer.
The family suggests that those who wish may make memorials to Gospel
Light Christian Ministries Building Fund, 607 Battery Creek Road, Beaufort,
Glondell Malphrus Walters
RIDGELAND - Glondell Malphrus Walters, 70, of Ridgeland, wife of Joseph
C. Walters III, died Tuesday, June 5, 2001, at her residence.
The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 today in Sauls Funeral
Home, Ridgeland. Services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday in Great Swamp Baptist
Mrs. Walters was born May 23, 1931, in Ridgeland, a daughter of Orland
James "O.J." Malphrus and Hannah Lee Boyles Malphrus. She was a retired
clerk/treasurer for the Town of Ridgeland. She was a member of Great Swamp
Baptist Church, Ridgeland. She was a member of the Ridgeland Chapter, Order
of the Eastern Star.
Surviving are her mother and husband of Ridgeland; a son, Joseph C.
Walters IV of Ridgeland; three daughters, Kathy W. Langford of Ridgeland,
Lynda W. Saxon of Hilton Head and Donna W. Popanicholas of Newark, Del.;
three brothers, O. Dale, G. Dwaine and Larry S. Malphrus of Ridgeland;
three sisters, Anne M. Long, Jeanette M. Crosby and Varner M. Cleland of
Ridgeland; 12 grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren.
Thomas V. Jaskiewicz
NIANTIC, Conn. - Thomas V. Jaskiewicz, 64, died Wednesday, July 25,
2001, in Waterford, Conn.
The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Thurday at Copeland
Funeral Home, Beaufort. A Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10 a.m. Friday
at Parris Island Chapel. Interment, with military honors, will be at Beaufort
Mr. Jaskiewicz was born Feb. 6, 1937, in Willimantic, Conn., a son
of Marjorie De'Lia Jaskiewicz. He married Sheila Anderson on Parris Island.
He served in the U.S. Marine Corps and was a veteran of the Vietnam
He earned the Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal, Combat Action Ribbon,
Naval Unit Citation, National Defense Service Medal, Good Conduct Medal
with five stars, Cross of Gallantry with Palm, Republic of Vietnam Campaign
Medal and Vietnamese Service Medal with two stars. He also earned the Rifle
and Pistol Sharpshooter Badges. He was retired from the Connecticut Department
of Corrections, for which he worked as a correction officer at Gates Correctional
Institution in Niantic. He earned the department's Circle of Merit in 1994,
Governor's Community Service Award in 1997 and a 10-Year Certificate of
He was a fourth-degree Knight of Columbus and served two years as a
Grand Knight in Charleston. He was a past post commander in the Niantic
American Legion, a lifetime member of the Elks Club in Portsmouth, N.H.,
a lifetime member of Veterans of Foreign Wars in Niantic, a member of Beaufort
AMVETS and Niantic Lions Club.
Surviving are his wife of Niantic; three sons, Thomas and Timothy of
Beaufort and Garland of Niantic; two daughters, Tereasa and Mary of Beaufort;
five brothers, Charles Jaskiewicz of Jewett City, Conn., Anthony Jaskiewicz
of Southington, Conn., Donald Jaskiewicz of Laughlin, Nev., Richard Jaskiewicz
of Tucson, Ariz. and Joseph Jaskiewicz of Montville, Conn.; a sister, Regina
Westner of Montville; and eight grandchildren.
The family suggests that memorial contributions may be made to Friends
of Caroline Hospice, 1110 13th St., Port Royal, SC 29935.
Wilena Frances Ovocky
Wilena Frances Ovocky, 81, of Beaufort, formerly of Huntington, W.Va.,
widow of Henry "Hank" Ovocky, died Monday, July 30, 2001, in Beaufort Memorial
Graveside services will be at 10 a.m. Friday at Woodmere Memorial Park,
Mrs. Ovocky was born Jan. 4, 1920 in Cabell County, W.Va., a daughter
of Willard Leslie and Ola D. Carey Johnson.
Surviving are two daughters, Donna G. Lincoln and Kay Lincoln Hines
of Beaufort; a son, Ronald L. Johnson of Boone, N.C.; a brother, Donald
Leslie Johnson of Huntington; eight grandchildren and 10 grandchildren.
Chapman's Mortuary, Huntington, is in charge.
YEMASSEE - Randy Rutledge, 39, of Roadside community, died Tuesday,
July 31, 2001, in Colleton Medical Center, Walterboro.
Young Funeral Home, Yemassee, is in charge.