Miscellaneous Horry County, South Carolina Obituaries
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Posted on Thu, Nov. 21, 2002 

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Roberta Brinkman

COLUMBIA | Roberta Weaver Brinkman died Monday, Nov. 18, 2002, after an illness. 

She was born July 13, 1920, in Richmond, Va., a daughter of the late Raymond Lester and Irene Bluford Weaver. 

She graduated from Glen Allen High School and attended Richmond Business College. She worked at the Henrico Health Department and Ezekiel-Wielan Co. of Richmond. 

She moved to St. Petersburg, Fla., in 1947, where she met her future husband. She married Fred P. Brinkman in 1948. She worked at a bank in Tallahassee, Fla., while her husband attended college. She was a dedicated wife and mother, supporting her husband throughout his career, which started with the Chamber of Commerce in Quincy, Fla., and then Myrtle Beach. 

In 1973, she and her husband moved to Columbia. There, she was a member of Saint Andrews Presbyterian Church and did volunteer work in the church office. 

Survivors include a daughter, Terri Brinkman Stevens of Myrtle Beach; a son, David Brinkman and his wife, Odess, of West Columbia; a sister, Dorothy Weaver of Richmond; a brother, Raymond Weaver of Richmond; and the "apple of her eye," grandson Jeremy Brinkman. 

Visitation was Wednesday at Caughman-Harman Funeral Homes, Irmo/St. Andrews Chapel. The funeral will be at 11 a.m. today at St. Andrews Presbyterian Church. Burial will be in Bush River Memorial Gardens. Memorials may be made to Saint Andrews Presbyterian Church, 6952 St. Andrews Road, Columbia, SC 29212. 

Maggie Buck

MYRTLE BEACH | Maggie Sumpter Buck, 88, grandmother of John Abraham of Hemingway Street, died Tuesday, Nov. 19. 2002, at home after an illness. 

Arrangements will be announced by McKiever Funeral Home in Conway. 

Marianna B. Foster

COLUMBIA | Marianna B. Foster, 82, died Wednesday, Nov. 20, 2002. 

She was born in Columbus, Ohio, a daughter of the late Lincoln M. Brown and Serena Brown. 

She lived for 21 years in Myrtle Beach before returning in 1997 to Columbia. She resided in Eden Gardens Assisted Living for the past five years. 

She attended Ohio State University and Dennison College. She was a member of Delta Gamma sorority. She was formerly a member of Eastminster Presbyterian Church, Forest Lake Club and the Tarantella Dance Club. 

She was predeceased by her husband of 56 years, Bob Foster, in 1997. 

Survivors include a daughter, Barbara Whittington and her husband, Mark, of Columbia; granddaughters, Lindsay and Stacie Clark, Elizabeth Foster and Barbara Watkins; a sister, Barbara Kerr of Columbia; and a brother, Bill Brown and his wife, Betty, of Clearwater, Fla. 

The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Friday at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, 3090 Forest Drive. The Rev. Marguerite Rourk will officiate. 

Visitation will follow the service at the church. 

Memorials may be made to Fairway Outreach, P.O. Box 4465, Columbia, SC 29240 or to the National Kidney Foundation of South Carolina, 5000 Thurmond Mall, Suite 106, Columbia, SC 29201. 

Dunbar Funeral Home, Devine Street chapel, is in charge. 

Robert C. 'Bobby' Godbolt

MULLINS | Robert Clarence "Bobby" Godbolt, 63, husband of Juanita Bellamy Godbolt, died Tuesday, Nov. 19, 2002, at Marion County Medical Center after an illness. 

He was born March 13, 1939, in Marion County, a son of the late Hugh Gene and Bessie Louise Hood Godbolt. 

He was retired as a furniture installer. 

He was predeceased by a son, Robert Clifton Godbolt; a brother, Glenn Godbolt; and a sister, Shirley Godbolt. 

Survivors, in addition to his wife of the home, include a daughter, Sherry Calder of Marion; three sons, Andy Godbolt, Randy Godbolt and Terry Godbolt, all of Latta; 13 grandchildren; and four brothers, Gene Howard Godbolt of Florida, Richard Godbolt of Marion, Aubrey Godbolt of Mullins and Carroll Godbolt of Marion. 

The funeral will be at 2 p.m. today at Cox-Collins Funeral Home Chapel. The Rev. William C. Jacobs will officiate. Burial will be in Bellamy Cemetery. 

Lattie A. Hewett

SHALLOTTE, N.C. | Lattie Ann Hewett, 89, of Main Street, died Tuesday, Nov. 19, 2002. 

Survivors include her husband, Henry W. Hewett; a son, William "Woody" Hewett and his wife, Suzanne; two daughters, Gracie H. Evans and her husband, Gene, and Christine H. Hewett and her husband, Richard, all of Shallotte; a brother, Buck Register of Denton, N.C.; a sister, Dortha Ward of Tabor City, N.C.; eight grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren. 

The funeral will be at 2 p.m. Friday at the Oak Grove Baptist Church. The Rev. Albert Young will officiate. Burial will be in the Oak Grove Cemetery. 

Visitation will be from 7 to 9 p.m. tonight at Brunswick Funeral Service and Crematory in Shallotte. 

Ottis Holden

CONWAY | Ottis Holden, 78, of West Cox Ferry Road, died Tuesday, Nov. 19, 2002, at Conway Hospital. 

He was born in Horry County, a son of the late Bill and Addie Holden. 

He was a member of Waccamaw Pentecostal Holiness Church and was owner/operator of Holden Tool Service. 

He was predeceased by a stepdaughter, Patricia Taylor. 

Survivors include his wife, Elizabeth Hill Holden of Conway; two sons, Leroy Holden and his wife, Pamela, and John Holden and his wife, Elizabeth, all of Conway; two stepsons, Charlie Sellers and Henry McCoy Sellers and his wife, Becky, all of Conway; six grandchildren, Sally Hester, Donald Holden, Lynn Holden, Roy Holden, Anne Holden and Jeff Holden; three stepgrandchildren, Robert Taylor, McCoy Taylor and Lisa Taylor; 10 great-grandchildren; and five stepgreat-grandchildren. 

Visitation will be from 6 to 8 tonight at Goldfinch Funeral Home, Conway chapel. 

The funeral will be at 2 p.m. Friday at Waccamaw Pentecostal Holiness Church. The Rev. Dennis Lewis and the Rev. Roger Ard will officiate. Entombment will be in Hillcrest Mausoleum. 

An online guestbook is available at http://www.goldfinch.cc. 

Annie M. Hunt

CONWAY | Annie Mae Hunt, 76, died Sunday, Nov. 17, 2002, at Conway Hospital after an illness. 

She was born May 26, 1926, a daughter of the late Alice Duncan and Johnnie Sherman. 

Survivors include two daughters, Betty J. Varnes and Twyla Hunt; four sons, Leroy Hunt, Randy Hunt, Curtis Hunt and Stephen Hunt; a sister, Hazel Lee Hunt; 13 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. 

The funeral will be at 1 p.m. Friday at the Salem AME Church. Burial will be in Bucksport Cemetery, Latimer's Funeral Home is in charge. 

Robert D. Lawrence

CONWAY | Robert D. Lawrence, 48, of Gardinia Lane, died Monday, Nov. 18, 2002, at home. 

Survivors include his wife, Judith Lawrence; a son, Christopher Lawrence; and a stepson, John Dean, all of Conway. 

A memorial service will be at 3 p.m. Friday at East Conway Pentecostal Holiness Church. The Rev. E.W. Ingram will officiate. 

An online guestbook is available at http://www.goldfinch.cc. 

Goldfinch Funeral Home, Conway chapel, is in charge. 

Lettie L. Lee

LORIS | Lettie Leola Lee, 99, died Wednesday, Nov. 20, 2002, at Loris Extended Care. 

She was a native of Horry County, a daughter of the late William Henry and Ellen Ezola Grainger Fowler. 

Survivors include three sons, Hubert Lee of Bolivia, N.C., James Lee of Jacksonville, Fla., and Wilbur Holden of Clarendon, N.C.; three daughters, Maude Lee of Fairfax, Eunice Barker of Loris and Katherine Spivey of Whiteville, N.C.; two sisters, Bessie Stanley of Jacksonville, Fla., and Clara Belle King of Conway; 23 grandchildren; and 19 great-grandchildren. 

Visitation will be from 7 to 9 p.m. tonight at Inman Funeral Home. 

The funeral will be at 2 p.m. Friday at the Sweet Home Baptist Church in Loris. The Rev. Leverne Leigh, the Rev. Dean Cartrette and the Rev. Scott Seckman will officiate. Burial will be in Buck Creek Cemetery in Longs. 

The Rev. Thomas E. Liles Jr.

FLORENCE | The Rev. Thomas Earnest Liles Jr., 81, died Monday, Nov. 18, 2002, at a Florence hospital after an illness. 

He was born in Marlboro County, a son of the late Thomas El Liles Sr. and Mary Brigman Liles. 

He was a graduate of Coker College. He was a retired United Methodist minister and a member of the S.C. Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church. 

During his 40 years of service, he served the following United Methodist churches: Twitty in Hartsville from 1951 to 1955; Lynchburg, Saint Luke and Trinity from 1955 to 1959; Moncks Corner and Ebenezer from 1959 to 1964; Buford and Bethel in Lancaster from 1964 to 1966; Harleyville from 1966 to 1971; Lynwood and Trinity in Lancaster from 1971 to 1974; Saint Paul and Wesley Chapel in Saint Matthews from 1974 to 1979; Surfside Beach from 1979 to 1982; and Winnsboro from 1982 to 1984. 

After retiring in 1984 from the S.C. United Methodist Conference, he continued to minister as associate pastor at First United Methodist Church in Myrtle Beach from 1984 to 1987 and Belin United Methodist Church in Murrells Inlet from 1987 to 1992. 

He was predeceased by two sisters, Dorothy L. Dicus and Theo L. Davis; and two brothers, Paul Liles and Robert Liles. 

Survivors include his wife, Virginia B. Liles of Florence; a daughter, Faith L. Furtick and her husband, Larry, of Moncks Corner; a son, Thomas E. Liles and his wife, Mary, of Florence; three sisters, Frances L. Liles of Raleigh, N.C., Millie L. Hubbard of McColl and Tillie L. Hagan of North Myrtle Beach; five grandchildren, Matthew Furtick of Little Rock, Ark., Steven Furtick and his wife, Holly, of Boiling Springs, N.C., Patricia Gibbs and spouse, Kelly, of Evansville, Ind., Melissa K. Liles of New York and Heather McAuley and her husband, Jason, of Bloomington, Ind. 

Visitation will be from 10 to 11 a.m. Friday at Belin Memorial United Methodist Church of Murrells Inlet. 

The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Friday at the church. Burial will be in the Belin Memorial Cemetery. 

Floyd Funeral Home of Olanta is in charge. 

James B. Mumford

GEORGETOWN | James Brown Mumford died Tuesday, Nov. 19, 2002, in Georgetown. 

Arrangements will be announced by Wilds Funeral Home in Georgetown. 

Lois G. 'Gerry' Myers

MYRTLE BEACH | Lois G. "Gerry" Myers, 74, of Prestwick, died Wednesday, Nov. 20, 2002, at home. 

She was born May 24, 1928, in Poplar, Mont., a daughter of the late Harry and Angeline Hartl Flemming. 

She retired from the staff of the House of Representatives in Washington and moved to the area in 1983 from Seabrook, Md. She was an active member of St. Michael's Catholic Church and St. Michael's Women's Guild. She was a member of Women of the Moose, Lodge 2351, and participated in the Disabled American Veterans annual fund drive. 

She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert I. "Bob" Myers. 

Survivors include a niece, Carol Adams and her husband, Joe, of Hilton Head. 

Visitation will be from 3 to 5 p.m. Friday at Goldfinch Funeral Home, beach chapel, with a prayer service at 5 p.m. 

The funeral will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at St. Michael Catholic Church. Burial will be in Ocean Woods Cemetery. 

Memorials may be made to Mercy Hospice, P.O. Box 50640, Myrtle Beach, SC 29579. 

An online guestbook is available at http://www.goldfinch.cc. 

Robert E. 'Bob' Paulhus

LONGS | Robert Edward "Bob" Paulhus, 73, died Tuesday, Nov. 19, 2002, at Seacoast Medical Center. 

He was born in Providence, R.I., a son of the late Albert A. and Anna May Brutzman Paulhus. 

He was a World War II Army Air Forces veteran. 

Survivors include his wife of 51 years, Claire Dias Paulhus of Longs; three sons, Robert A. Paulhus of Florence, James Paulhus of Auburn, Mass., and Jeffrey R. Paulhus of Sutton, Mass.; a daughter, Deborah J. Paulhus of New York; a brother, Albert J. Paulhus of East Providence, R.I.; six grandchildren, Jason, Kristine, Jared, Nicole, Joshua and Jaclyn. 

Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. tonight at Lee Funeral Home in Little River/North Myrtle Beach. 

Memorials may be made to any children's fund of one's choice. 

Charles E. Raines Sr.

OLANTA | Charles Edmund Raines Sr., 73, died Wednesday, Nov. 20, 2002, in a Columbia nursing facility after an illness. 

He was born June 9, 1929, in Sumter County, a son of the late John Lamont and Sarah Mozelle Truluck Raines. He was the husband of Annis Thompson Raines. 

He was the owner-operator of V.R. Thompson Mercantile for more than 40 years. he was a lifelong member of Bethel Baptist Church, where he was a former deacon and trustee and served in many other capacities within the church. He served in the Army during Occupation Force and was a member of the Olanta Legion Post No. 85. 

Survivors, in addition to his wife, include two daughters, Karen Hobbs and her husband, Kurt, of Columbia and Susan Weaver and her husband, Brett, of Chapin; a son, Charles E. Raines Jr. and his wife, Kelly, of Olanta; seven grandchildren, Summer Hobbs, Aubrey Weaver, Sara Hobbs, Chad Weaver, Ally Weaver, Charles Raines III and Andrew Raines; and a sister-in-law, Alice R. Raines of Columbia. 

He was predeceased by a daughter, Charlene Annis Raines; and a brother, John Lamont "Junior" Raines. 

Visitation will be from 7 to 9 tonight at Floyd Funeral Home in Olanta. 

The funeral will be at 3 p.m. Friday at Bethel Baptist Church. Burial will be in the church cemetery. 

Memorials may be made to Bethel Baptist Church Cemetery Fund, 1520 N. Jones Road, Olanta, SC 29114. 

Iva Rutenberg

DURHAM, N.C. | Iva Knight Pitt Rutenberg, 94, died Sunday, Nov. 10, 2002, at Duke University Hospital. 

She was born in Bluefield, W.Va., and raised in Roanoke Rapids, N.C. 

She graduated from Duke University in 1931, where she was inducted into the Order of White Duchy, the highest college honorary, ranking first among seven nominees and was an officer of Zeta Tau Alpha sorority. After graduation, she taught school in Roanoke Rapids and, in 1934, married John W.M. Rutenberg and moved to New York, where she worked as a fashion model and directed Red Cross fund-raisers. 

After her husband's death, she moved to Durham in 1996. She was a member of Union Methodist Church in Brooklyn, N.Y., Jackson Height, N.Y., Community Church and Duke University Chapel. 

Survivors include her sons, John and David; daughters-in-law, Sandra and Marie; grandsons, Brian, John, Michael and David; a granddaughter, Robin-Renee; and a great-granddaughter, Olivia Knight. 

Memorials may be made to Duke Chapel, P.O. Box 90974, Durham, NC 27708-0974. 

Jeffrey R. Swanson

MYRTLE BEACH | Jeffrey R. Swanson, 31, died Monday, Nov. 18, 2002, at home. 

He was born March 9, 1971, in Rochester, Mich., a son of Larry Byron and Barbara Izzett Swanson. 

He received a heart transplant in 1985 at the age of 14 and was Cleveland Clinic's youngest heart recipient at that time. 

He graduated from Parkersburg High School in Parkersburg, W.Va., in 1989. He was a 1995 graduate of Ohio State University, where he was a member of Sigma Alpha Epsilon. Upon receiving his degree in physical education, he taught three years in Georgetown County and coached soccer at Georgetown High School. 

He owned and operated Skyrider of Myrtle Beach and served as president of his local homeowner's association. 

He was predeceased by his grandparents, Robert and Amelia Izzett, formerly of Surfside Beach and Helen and Earl Swanson, formerly of Sun City, Ariz. 

Survivors, in addition to his parents of Mentor, Ohio, include his wife, Lynne; a 3-year-old daughter, Paige; brothers, Gregory W. Swanson of Madison, Ohio, and Scott B. Swanson and his wife, Joymarie, of West Point, N.Y. 

A memorial service will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at Trinity Presbyterian Church, 2061 Glenns Bay Road in Surfside Beach. Memorials may be made to the Jeffrey Swanson Scholarship Fund, c/o Kensington Elementary School, 86 Kensington Blvd., Georgetown, SC 29440. 

An online guest book is available at http://www.goldfinch.cc. 

Frank M. Walker

CONWAY | Frank M. Walker, 64, died Tuesday, Nov. 19, 2002. 

Survivors include his wife, Corrie Mae Jones Walker; two sons, Wayne and Raymond; three daughters, Edith, Bonnie and Roxanne; three brothers; three sisters; 10 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and a number of nieces and nephews. 

Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. tonight at Graham Funeral Home in Georgetown. 

The funeral will be at 1 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.


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