Miscellaneous Horry County, South Carolina Obituaries
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|Posted on Wed, Nov. 20, 2002
Benji N. Blanton
GREEN SEA | Benji Newton Blanton, 27, died Monday, Nov. 18, 2002.
He was born in Horry County, a son of Randy and Gail Jackson Blanton.
He was a member of Mount Olive Baptist Church. He was a graduate of Coker College, where he played baseball for the Cobras. He played C and B Baseball and Horry Telephone Company softball. He also umpired for Green Sea and Loris leagues. He was employed by Horry Telephone Company.
Survivors include his parents of Green Sea; paternal grandparents, Waldo and Marjorie Blanton of Nichols; and a sister, Jill Blanton of Green Sea.
Visitation was Tuesday evening at Meares Funeral Home in Mullins.
The funeral will be at 2 p.m. today at Meares Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will be in Blanton Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to the Green Sea-Floyds Recreation Department President Dale Blanton, 3435 Reynolds Road, Loris, SC 29569.
Marie C. Fritz
SURFSIDE BEACH | Marie C. Fritz, 66, formerly of Bethlehem, Pa., died Sunday, Nov. 17, 2002, at the Medical University of South Carolina.
She was born March 30, 1936, in Bethlehem, a daughter of the late Thomas McGinnis and Anna Groth McGinnis of Bethlehem.
She was married June 8, 1958, to Alton L. Fritz.
She was a homemaker and a very avid grandmother. She was an accountant for Theodoredis Banana Wholesalers. She was graduated from Liberty High School and attended the Bethlehem Business School.
She was predeceased by her father; a daughter, Donna Fritz; and a brother, John McGinnis.
Survivors include a son, Thomas C. Fritz, of Paoli, Pa.; two daughters, Rita Stuber of Catasauqua, Pa., and Lisa Eaton of Surfside Beach; two brothers, Richard McGinnis and Thomas McGinnis, both of Lake Winona, Pa.; and six grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.
Visitation will be from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday at Connell Funeral Home, 245 E. Broad St., Bethlehem, Pa.
There will be a funeral service at 9:30 a.m. Saturday at the funeral home and another service at 10 a.m. Saturday at Saint Anne Catholic Church. Burial will be in Holy Saviour Cemetery in Bethlehem.
Robert C. 'Bobby' Godbolt
MULLINS | Robert C. "Bobby" Godbolt, 63, husband of Juanita Bellamy Godbolt, died Tuesday, Nov. 19, 2002, at Marion County Medical Center after an illness. Arrangements to be announced by Cox-Collins Funeral Home.
Ollie M. Law
COLUMBIA | Ollie Mae Law, 86, wife of the late Parks A. Law, died Monday, Nov. 18, 2002.
She was born in Richland County, a daughter of the late Hosie P. and Essie Wages Lee.
She was a member of Macedonia Baptist Church.
Survivors include a daughter, Jackie Crozier of West Columbia; a brother, Willis Lee of Columbia; sisters Sadie Rush of Conway, Thelma LeGrand of Florida, Ruby Long of Columbia, Estelle Bundrick of West Columbia and Dorothy Taylor of Columbia; two grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.
Visitation was Tuesday at Dunbar Funeral Home, Devine Street Chapel.
The funeral will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Macedonia Baptist Church. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Memorials may be made to Macedonia Baptist Church.
George R. McMillan
MULLINS | George Russell McMillan, 76, died Monday, Nov. 18, 2002, at Lake Russell.
He was born July 7, 1926, in Mullins, a son of the late George Reaves McMillan and Sallie Reams McMillan.
He was a graduate of Mullins High School and attended the University of South Carolina. He was a Navy veteran. He survived the sinking of a Landing Ship Tank in the Pacific during World War II. He was a Mason and past president of the Mullins Jaycees. He served as Captain of the Mullins Auxiliary Police and was a member of the Board of Directors of the Federal Land Bank.
He was a retired farmer and partner in McMillan Ginnery. He was sole developer of Lake Russell, named in his honor, near Mullins, as well as the developer of residential home sites on Lake Russell.
He was a devoted member of Mullins Presbyterian Church. He was responsible for many additions and improvements to the church. Through the years, he actively served on the Board of Deacons, the Board of Elders and as a church trustee.
He was predeceased by brothers W.V. McMillan, Davis R. McMillan, Rene S. McMillan and Douglas W. McMillan; sisters Betsy M. Huggins and Eunice L. McMillan.
Survivors include his wife, La Verne Austin McMillan; daughters Carolyn McMillan of Columbia, Ann Smith of Mullins and Betsy Boykin of Columbia; brothers Joseph J. McMillan of Myrtle Beach, Dr. Neil M. McMillan of Black Mountain, N.C., and J. Paul McMillan of Mullins; and five grandchildren.
Visitation will be from 7 to 9 tonight at Meares Funeral Home.
The funeral will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at Mullins Presbyterian Church. The Rev. Jason Brewer and George Ganey will officiate.
Memorials may be made to Mullins Presbyterian Church, 809 Sandy Bluff Road, Mullins, SC 29574.
HEMINGWAY | Georgie Mae Marsh Moore, 65, widow of George B. Moore, died Monday, Nov. 18, 2002.
Survivors include children Richard, Larry, Allen, Darrell, Basil, Edsel and Jeffrey Moore, Jennie Port, Patsy Davis and Abigail Presnell; siblings Virginia Stone and Winston Marsh; 26 grandchildren; and 19 great-grandchildren.
The funeral will be at 3 p.m. today at Morris Chapel Church. Burial will be in the Hucksfield Cemetery.
Morris Funeral Home is in charge.
WALNUT COVE, N.C. | Lura Nancy Goldfinch Munoz, 47, died Thursday, Nov. 14, 2002, at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center.
She was born in Asuncion, Paraguay, a daughter of the late Sydney Langston and Sarah Frances McCaw Goldfinch.
She was employed as an administrative assistant with University Advancement for Wake Forest University. She was a member of Christ Episcopal Church. She was dedicated to her family, as well as her community and she lovingly cared for her parents.
Survivors include her husband of 27 years, Julio Munoz; two daughters, Lura Maria Cooper and her husband, Dale, and Julie Ann Munoz; two grandchildren, Lane and Jesse Cooper; a sister, Lella G. Bass, and her husband, Ralph; four brothers, Sydney Langston Goldfinch Jr., and his wife, Nancy, Albert Louis Goldfinch, and his wife, Maureen, Francis Larue Goldfinch, and his wife, Liesse, and James Lee Goldfinch, and his wife, Judy; and loving aunts; uncles; and many nieces and nephews.
Visitation was from 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday at Burroughs Funeral Home in Walnut Cove .
The funeral was 3:30 p.m. Sunday at Chris Episcopal Church. Father John Shields officiated. Burial was in First Baptist Church Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to Christ Episcopal Church, P.O. Box 476, Walnut Cove, NC 27052.
Ora Lee Norman
SHELBY | Ora Lee Cook Norman, 84, died Thursday, Nov. 14, 2002.
Survivors include a son, Jerald Norman and his wife, Andrea; a daughter, Doris Stockton, and husband, Roy, of Conway; 10 grandchildren, including Sandy Mitchem and husband, Dick, of Murrells Inlet; 15 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren.
Memorials may be made to Norman's Grove Baptist Church Building Fund, 309 Casar-Belwood Road, Lawndale, NC 28090.
Stamey Funeral Home is in charge.
Wilber D. Prosser
ANDREWS | Wilber Deleon Prosser, 77, widower of Mittie Cooper Prosser, died Monday, Nov. 18, 2002, at Georgetown Memorial Hospital.
He was born Dec. 12, 1924, in Florence County, a son of Quincy D. Prosser and Hattie Benton Prosser.
He was educated in Florence County, a Navy veteran of World War II and the owner of Pee Dee Roofing Company. He was a member of the Andrews Chapter of the Lions Club, the American Legion Post 69 and a member of the Spring Gully Baptist Church.
Survivors include two brothers, Charles O. Prosser and Edward L. Prosser, both of Andrews; three sisters, Helen P. Cox, Ruby P. Richardson and Barbara P. Wheeler, all of Andrews; and a very special and loving friend, Winnona A. Avant of Andrews.
Visitation was Tuesday evening at McKenzie Funeral Home, Andrews Chapel.
The funeral will be at 11 a.m. today at the Spring Gully Baptist Church near Andrews. Burial will be in the church cemetery.
LELAND, N.C. | Annie Lee S. Reardon, 67, formerly of Shallotte, N.C., died Tuesday, Nov. 19, 2002, at home.
Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Brunswick Funeral Home.
The funeral will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Brunswick Funeral Service Chapel. Burial will be in the Mintz Cemetery.
Brunswick Funeral Service and Crematory in Shallotte is in charge.
Martha C. Smith
CLAYTON, Ga. | Martha C. Smith, 87, of Pickett Hill Street, died Sunday, Nov. 17, 2002, in Atlanta.
She was born in Sanford, Fla., a daughter of the late Edgar and Virginia Elder Coney.
She was the widow of James Terrell Smith Sr.
She lived most of her life in Rabun County, Ga. She was a nursing assistant and member of Clayton First United Methodist Church.
She was predeceased by a son, James T. Smith.
Survivors include Hugh "Dick" Smith of Atlanta; a daughter, Virginia "Sissy" Smith of Atlanta; two grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.
Visitation will be from 7 to 8 tonight at Hunter Funeral Home.
The funeral will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at Clayton First United Methodist Church. The Rev. Warren Huddleston will officiate. Burial will be in Rabun Memory Park in Georgia.
Frank M. Walker
CONWAY | Frank M. Walker, 64, a retired carpenter, died Tuesday, Nov. 19, 2002, at Georgetown Memorial Hospital.
Arrangements to be announced by Graham Funeral Home of Georgetown.