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Eva Stack Shirer

Mable W. Rodgers

5/11/1912 – 07/30/2014

Lane, SC

Funeral Services

The funeral will be held at Lane United Methodist Church, 33 Ravenel Avenue, Lane, SC, at 11 am on Friday, August 1, 2014, followed by interment at New Market Cemetery, Highway 375, Greeleyville, SC.

Visitation

The family will greet friends at 10:15 until the hour of the service at the church and then again following the committal service at the cemetery.

Memorials

Memorials may be made to the Methodist Manor Resident Assistance Fund, 2100 Twin Church Road, Florence, SC 29501 or to Lane United Methodist Church, PO Box 38, Lane, SC 29564.

Eva Stack Shirer, widow of Francis M. Shirer Sr., died Wednesday, July 30, 2014, at Methodist Manor of the Pee Dee in Florence.

Mrs. Shirer was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother and educator. She was born May 11, 1912, in Pinewood, SC, one of eleven children of Adolphus Stack and Maud Griffin Stack. She attended the public schools of Pinewood, and graduated from Columbia College in 1933. She married Francis Shirer on Dec. 23, 1942.

She taught in the schools of Turkey Creek, Lane, St. Stephen, Lancaster and Dillon, working many years at Williamsburg Elementary and ending her decades-long career at Andrews Christian School.

She was active in Lane Methodist Church as a Sunday school teacher, and president of the women’s circle. She was an accomplished baker, and enjoyed rose and vegetable gardening with her husband.

In her years as a resident of Methodist Manor, she enjoyed playing cards with her friends.

She is survived by two sisters, Jennie Willis of North Augusta, and Sadie Richardson of Sumter, a son, Francis M. Shirer Jr. of Lexington, a daughter, Margaret Cox of Florence, two grandchildren, Elizabeth Cox of Durham, NC, and Russell Cox of Hartsville, and a number of nieces and nephews.

The funeral will be held at Lane United Methodist Church, 33 Ravenel Avenue, Lane, SC, at 11 am on Friday, August 1, 2014, followed by interment at New Market Cemetery, Highway 375, Greeleyville, SC. The family will greet friends at 10:15 until the hour of the service at the church and then again following the committal service at the cemetery. Memorials may be made to the Methodist Manor Resident Assistance Fund, 2100 Twin Church Road, Florence, SC 29501 or to Lane United Methodist Church, PO Box 38, Lane, SC 29564.

Funeral

The funeral will be held at Lane United Methodist Church, 33 Ravenel Avenue, Lane, SC, at 11 am on Friday, August 1, 2014, followed by interment at New Market Cemetery, Highway 375, Greeleyville, SC.

Interment

The funeral will be held at Lane United Methodist Church, 33 Ravenel Avenue, Lane, SC, at 11 am on Friday, August 1, 2014, followed by interment at New Market Cemetery, Highway 375, Greeleyville, SC.

Memorials

Memorials may be made to the Methodist Manor Resident Assistance Fund, 2100 Twin Church Road, Florence, SC 29501 or to Lane United Methodist Church, PO Box 38, Lane, SC 29564.

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Christopher G. Carsten, Jr.

Mable W. Rodgers

05/13/1942 – 07/27/2014

Cades

 

 

Funeral Services

Funeral services will be held 10 AM Wednesday, July 30, 2014, in Cades United Methodist Church, with burial to follow in Sauls Carsten Cemetery.

 

Visitation

The family will receive friends Tuesday evening from 6 to 8 PM at Williamsburg Funeral Home in Kingstree.

 

Memorials

Memorials may be made to the Joy Allen Carsten Memorial Fund, Williamsburg Academy, 1000 Sandy Bay Road, Kingstree, SC 29556 or Cades United Methodist Church, PO Box 86, Cades, SC 29518.

Christopher Gadsden “Chris” Carsten, Jr., 72, husband of Jayne Deal Carsten, died Sunday, July 27, 2014, in McLeod Hospice House in Florence, SC.
Mr. Carsten was born May 13, 1942, in Kingstree, a son of the late C.G. Carsten, Sr. and Martha Arnette Carsten. He was a graduate of Kingstree High School, attended North Greenville College, and graduated from N.C. State with a degree in Agriculture. Chris always loved the land and his life as a farmer. He was a loving father, grandfather and a generous friend, and was a faithful and active member of Cades United Methodist Church.  In addition to his parents, Chris was preceded in death by his first wife, Joy Allen Carsten.
Survivors, in addition to his wife Jayne, of Cades, are: 2 sons, Dr. Christopher (Angie) Carsten, of Greenville, SC and Will (Mayme) Carsten, of Cades; a daughter, Kay Carsten (Stuart) Thomas, of Westerville, OH; grandchildren, Topper, Taylor, and Victoria Carsten, Ashley and Anna Mann, Joy, Kate, and Allen Carsten, and Ansley, Meg, and Hogan Thomas; 2 sisters, Bobby Jean (Tommy) Osmer, of Lexington, SC and his twin, Cynthia (Ross) McMillan, of Allendale, SC.
Funeral services will be held 10 AM Wednesday, July 30, 2014, in Cades United Methodist Church, with burial to follow in Sauls Carsten Cemetery. The family will receive friends Tuesday evening from 6 to 8 PM at Williamsburg Funeral Home in Kingstree. Memorials may be made to the Joy Allen Carsten Memorial Fund, Williamsburg Academy, 1000 Sandy Bay Road, Kingstree, SC 29556 or Cades United Methodist Church, PO Box 86, Cades, SC 29518. Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.WilliamsburgFuneralHome.com.

Williamsburg Funeral Home

The family will receive friends Tuesday evening from 6 to 8 PM at Williamsburg Funeral Home in Kingstree.

Cades United Methodist Church

Funeral services will be held 10 AM Wednesday, July 30, 2014, in Cades United Methodist Church, with burial to follow in Sauls Carsten Cemetery.

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Ruth Jeanette C. Smith

Ruth Jeanette C. Smith

02/23/1934 – 07/25/2014

Kingstree

 

 

Funeral Services

Funeral services will be held at 3 PM Sunday July 27, 2014 in the Bloomingvale Baptist Church, with burial to follow in the church cemetery.

 

Memorials

Memorials may be made to The Gideons International, PO Box 1713, Moncks Corner, SC  29461.

Mrs. Ruth Jeanette Cannon Smith, 80, widow of Sam David Smith, Jr., died Friday, July 25, 2014 at her daughter’s residence after an illness.
      

 Mrs. Smith was born February 23, 1934 in Williamsburg County, a daughter of William A. and Josephine Medlin Cannon.  She was a graduate of Kingstree High School and retired from Southern Bell as a telephone operator.  Mrs. Smith was a member of Bloomingvale Baptist Church. Special thanks to Roper Hospice Care of Charleston for their loving care of our Momma.
Surviving are, 3 daughters, Linda S. Driggers (Mackie) of Moncks Corner, Iris E. Smith-McGowan of Holly Hill, and Monica S. Bradley (Bob) of Pineville; 2 sisters, Lois C. Braxton of Alcolu and Brenda C. Driggers of Turbeville; 2 brothers, Harry Cannon of Salters and Wendell Cannon of St. Stephen; Brother-in-law Stark Smith of Kingstree, 5 grandchildren, David Driggers, Angela Driggers, Jason Bell, Lacy Bell, and Nikki McGowan; 4 great-grandchildren, Hunter Driggers, Caroline Driggers, Selah Bell, and Abby Jackson, and many nieces and nephews.  She was preceded in death by 3 brothers, Francis, Steve, and Carl Cannon.
Funeral services will be held at 3 PM Sunday July 27, 2014 in the Bloomingvale Baptist Church, with burial to follow in the church cemetery.  The family will receive friends at the church at 2 PM on Sunday.  Memorials may be made to The Gideons International, PO Box 1713, Moncks Corner, SC  29461.

Williamsburg

The family will greet friends from 6 to 8 PM Monday

Bloomingvale Baptist Church

 

 

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William D. Pridgen

1932 – 07/11/2014

Kingstree

Funeral Services

Services will be held at Williamsburg Presbyterian Church in Kingstree at 4 PM Sunday, July 13, 2014

 

Visitation

Visitation will be in Grace Hall at the church at 3 PM.

 

Memorials

Memorials may be made to Williamsburg Presbyterian Church, 411 N. Academy Street, Kingstree, SC 29556

 

William Dorman Pridgen, 82, passed away on July 11, 2014. He was born in Little River, S. C. in 1932 to the late Robert Wilson and Isabel Stone Pridgen of Kingstree.

Mr. Pridgen graduated from Kingstree High School and the University of South Carolina Law School. He was known fondly as both “Bill” and “Billy”. Bill grew up in Kingstree and played baseball for USC. He was married to Mitsie Welch Pridgen, who predeceased him. Bill and Mitsie lived happily together for 52 years. Later, Bill was lucky enough to find and marry his college sweetheart, Ann Gilchrist Whitmire and they were happy together until Bill’s death.

After graduating from law school in 1955 Bill joined the Air Force. He trained in Texas, served in South Korea and had further assignments in Japan and the Philippines. Bill completed his service in 1957 as a 2nd Lieutenant and returned to South Carolina. His civilian career included banking, teaching and many years practicing law. He enjoyed criminal defense work and was a proud member of the bar until his death.

Bill loved friends and family deeply and demonstrated this in both word and deed. This love of friends was especially true of his lifelong friendship with John (Gus) Montgomery of Kingstree. Bill’s devotion to family was solid and any need there surpassed all others. Of fatherhood he once wrote, “It is the duty and privilege of parenting to be concerned of every imagined shadow that may threaten”. However, it was Bill’s caretaking of Mitsie that became his testimony. After Mitsie developed Alzheimer’s, he took loving, single-handed care of her in their home for 15 years.

Bill was preceded in death by his sister Bobbie Pridgen Harley of Myrtle Beach. In addition to Ann, he is survived by his son, Will and daughter, Dargan. Will, of Rocky Face, GA, is married to Marla. Dargan, of Greeleyville, is married to Marty Easler. Bill has eight grandchildren, Isabel who is Will and Marla’s daughter, and Jim, Kathryn, Emma Rose, Harry, Mildred, Marti, and Billie, all of whom are Dargan and Marty’s children. He is also survived by his brother, Robert Wilson (Sonny) Pridgen, Jr. of Salem, SC and his wife Margaret and nephew Tommy Harley and family of Charleston and niece Sherrie Gore and family of Myrtle Beach.

Bill asked that his obituary end simply “teacher, lawyer, husband, and father”.

Williamsburg Presbyterian Church

The family will greet friends from 6 to 8 PM Monday

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Juanita F. Tallevast

04/22/1928 – 07/07/2014

Kingstree

Funeral Services

Funeral services will be 1 PM Thursday, July 10, 2014, in Forest Lawn Memorial Park in Anderson, SC.

 

Memorials

Memorials may be made to American Cancer Society, PO Box 22718,Oklahoma City, OK 73123-1718, Williamsburg County Animal Shelter, PO Box 792, Kingstree, SC 29556 or Immanuel Baptist Church, 306 Cherokee Road, Florence, SC 29501.

Online condolences may be sent to the family by filling out the form below.

Mrs. Juanita Frederick “Nita” Tallevast, 86, passed away on Monday, July 7, 2014, in Kingstree Nursing Facility.

Mrs. Tallevast was born April 22, 1928, in Anderson, SC, a daughter of the late Clayton Maxwell Frederick and Ethel Bobo Frederick. She was a graduate of Anderson College, where she was currently a member of the Alumnae Board of Directors. Mrs. Tallevast retired after 25 years with SC Department of Social Services. She was a former member of Central Baptist Church, where she was a teacher for the Dorcas Sunday School Class, and New Prospect Baptist Church, both in Anderson. She was a member of Immanuel Baptist Church in Florence.

Surviving are: her daughters, Laura T. (Raymon) Cantley, of Nesmith and Cynthia Tallevast (Donnie), of Conway; grandchildren, Cullen Black, of Charlotte, Sarah C. Hoff, of Kingstree, and Ray Cantley, of Nesmith; great grandchildren, Jordan Black, Michelle and Katherine Ard, and William Julian Hoff. Mrs. Tallevast was preceded in death by a daughter Margaret Louise Tallevast.

Funeral services will be 1 PM Thursday, July 10, 2014, in Forest Lawn Memorial Park in Anderson, SC. Memorials may be made to American Cancer Society, PO Box 22718,Oklahoma City, OK 73123-1718, Williamsburg County Animal Shelter, PO Box 792, Kingstree, SC 29556 or Immanuel Baptist Church, 306 Cherokee Road, Florence, SC 29501.

Funeral Services

Funeral services will be 1 PM Thursday, July 10, 2014, in Forest Lawn Memorial Park in Anderson, SC.

Memorials may be made to :

  • American Cancer Society, PO Box 22718,Oklahoma City, OK 73123-1718
  • Williamsburg County Animal Shelter, PO Box 792, Kingstree, SC 29556
  • Immanuel Baptist Church, 306 Cherokee Road, Florence, SC 29501.

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Mildred B. Duke

Williamsburg Obituary Image

12/9/1926 – 07/02/2014

Kingstree

Funeral Services
Funeral services will be 11 AM Saturday, July 5, 2014, at the graveside in Williamsburg Cemetery.
Receiving
The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 P.M. Friday at Williamsburg Funeral Home.
Mildred Bingham Duke, 87, widow of John “Lamar” Duke, died Wednesday, July 2, 2014, in Williamsburg Regional Hospital.

Mrs. Duke was born December 9, 1926, in Olanta, a daughter of the late Arthur H. and Vivian Dorrell Bingham. She was a homemaker and a member of Kingstree Presbyterian Church. Mrs. Duke was preceded in death by 3 sisters, Judy B. Colna, Hazel B. Windham and Virginia B. Epps.

Surviving are: her children, Glenn L. Duke, of Myrtle Beach and Sandra D. Bradham, of Kernersville, NC; sisters, Dorothy Murray and Mary (Warren) Bruner, both of Timmonsville; grandchildren, Steven J. (Sheila) Brown, of Kingstree, Michael J. (Patti) Brown, of Lake City, Benjamin Duke, of Myrtle Beach and Michelle Dennis, of Virginia; great grandchildren, Kayla Brown, Nicholas Brown and Emily Brown, all of Kingstree, Sydney Brown, of Coward, Jeromie Brown, of Lake City, Kayla Duke and Leah Duke, both of Myrtle Beach, and Elizabeth Gainey of Virginia, 4 step great grandchildren; and 4 step great-great grandchildren.

Funeral services will be 11 AM Saturday, July 5, 2014, at the graveside in Williamsburg Cemetery.

The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 P.M. Friday at Williamsburg Funeral condolences may be sent to the family at www.WilliamsburgFuneralHome.com.

Williamsburg

Funeral services will be 11 AM Saturday, July 5, 2014, at the graveside in Williamsburg Cemetery.

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Genelle S. Abrams

Williamsburg Obituary Image

03/30/1923 – 06/20/2014

Andrews

 

Funeral Services

Funeral services will be 3 PM Sunday, June 22, 2014, in Spring Gulley Baptist Church, with burial in the church cemetery.

Visitation

The family will receive friends 6 to 8 PM Saturday at Williamsburg Funeral Home.

Memorials

Memorials may be made to Spring Gulley Baptist Church, c/o Amanda Taylor, 2456 US Hwy 521, Andrews, SC 29510.

Mrs. Genelle Smith Abrams, 91, widow of Ollie James Abrams, passed away on Thursday, June 19, 2014, in Williamsburg Regional Hospital.

Mrs. Abrams was born March 30, 1923, in Williamsburg County, a daughter of the late Richard Leon Smith and Etta Boyd Smith. She was a graduate of Andrews High School and Coker College. She retired after 32 years of teaching at Salters, Johnsonville, and Williamsburg Elementary Schools. Mrs. Abrams was a member of Spring Gulley Baptist Church, where she was active in the Women’s Missionary Union and the Senior Adult Sunday School Class.
Surviving are: her son, James Richard (Mary) Abrams, Sr., of Andrews; grandson, James Richard (YeVonne) Abrams, Jr, of Andrews; granddaughter, Mary Elizabeth Abrams Pope, of Conway; and great grandchildren, Allison and James Abrams.

Funeral services will be 3 PM Sunday, June 22, 2014, in Spring Gulley Baptist Church, with burial in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends 6 to 8 PM Saturday at Williamsburg Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to Spring Gulley Baptist Church, c/o Amanda Taylor, 2456 US Hwy 521, Andrews, SC 29510.

Williamsburg

Funeral services will be 3 PM Sunday, June 22, 2014, in Spring Gulley Baptist Church, with burial in the church cemetery.

Spring Gulley Baptist Church

The family will receive friends 6 to 8 PM Saturday at Williamsburg Funeral Home.

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Mable W. Rodgers

Mable W. Rodgers

01/11/1929 – 05/25/2014

Kingstree

 

Funeral Services

Graveside funeral services will be 11 AM Tuesday, May 27, 2014, in Kingstree Memorial Gardens.

Visitation

The family will greet friends from 6 to 8 PM Monday at Williamsburg Funeral Home.

Memorials

Memorials may be made to Tidelands Community Hospice, 2591 N. Fraser Street, Georgetown, SC 29440.

Mrs. Mable Walters Rodgers, 85, widow of Willie M. Rodgers, died Sunday, May 25, 2014, in Tidelands Community Hospice House in Georgetown.

Mrs. Rodgers was born January 11, 1929, in Williamsburg County, a daughter of the late John D. Walters and Sarah Frances “Fanny” Matthews Walters. She was a graduate of Kingstree High School and was a long-time employee of Sims Flower Shop. She was a member of Kingstree United Methodist Church and Order of the Eastern Star, and was a Girl Scout Leader throughout the years that her daughter Libby was a Girl Scout. In addition to her parents and her husband Willie, “Miss Mable” was preceded in death by her son William D. “Bill” Rodgers and her sister Christine W. Rodgers.

Surviving are: her daughter Elizabeth R. “Libby” (Gusta G.) Ganes, of Kingstree; granddaughter Heather G. (James W.) Jones, of Surfside; grandson Quintin G. (Courtney E.) Ganes, of Kingstree; great granddaughter Abby Jones, of Surfside; sister Trudy W. (Ray) Wooten, of Kinston, NC; and a special “sister” Willie Marie “Tee” Washington, of Kingstree.

Williamsburg

The family will greet friends from 6 to 8 PM Monday

Kingstree Memorial Gardens

Graveside funeral services will be 11 AM Tuesday, May 27, 2014, in Kingstree Memorial Gardens

Tidelands Community Hospice

Memorials may be made to Tidelands Community Hospice

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Colvin Howard

12/21/1919 – 05/14/2014

Manning

 

Mr. Colvin Howard, 94, husband of Jacqueline Hardee Howard, passed away at home in Manning Wednesday, May 14, 2014.

Mr. Howard was born December 21, 1919, in Montgomery, AL, a son of the late John Bibb Howard and Genella Rutherford Howard. He received a Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Alabama, attended University of Southern California, and received a Master of History Degree from Wetumpka College. Mr. Howard was a retired teacher, having taught 2 years in Hollywood Military Academy and for 31 years in the Los Angeles School System. He was a member of Kingstree United Methodist Church and was a veteran.

Surviving, in addition to his wife “Jackie”, of Manning, are special nephews and nieces, Buddy Knotts, Deedy Knotts, Marjorie (Terry) Thurston, and Chloe (Jim) Black.

Funeral services will be 11 AM Saturday, May 17, 2014, in Kingstree United Methodist Church,
with burial in Kingstree Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends at 10 AM in the Ladies’ Parlor at the church just prior to the service. Memorials may be made to Thornwell Home for Children, 302 S. Broad Street, Clinton, SC 29325 or online at www.ThornwellHome.org or to Kingstree United Methodist Church, 510 N. Longstreet Street, Kingstree, SC 29556.

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Norman M. Gause

Williamsburg Obituary Image

06/19/1999 – 05/09/2014

Florence

 

Norman Melton Gause, 72, husband of Karen Coleman Gause, died Friday, May 9, 2014, at his residence after an illness.

Mr. Gause was born June 19, 1941, in Kingstree, a son of the late Hobson R. and Leola McKenzie Gause. He was a graduate of Kingstree High School and was the owner of Pee Dee Pool and Spa in Florence. Mr. Gause attended Peace Free Will Baptist Church. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by 3 brothers, Clarence Gause, Marion Gause and Douglas Gause.

Surviving, in addition to his wife, are: his children, Cynthia M Gause, Norman M. Gause, Jr. and Gary C. Gause all of Florence; his sisters, Roberta G. (Rocky) Gannon, of Darlington, Myrtle G. Powell (Bobby) Smith of Kingstree, and Vivian G. Cooper of Lugoff; his brothers, Raleigh (Mattie) Gause and Beaufort (Nancy) Gause of Kingstree; his grandchildren, Anthony (Genifer) Hayes, Michael Eadie-Gause, and Logan Gause; and a great granddaughter Jordan Hayes.

Funeral services will be 2 P.M. Monday, May 12, 2014, in the Williamsburg Funeral Home Chapel, with burial in Kingstree Pentecostal Holiness Church Cemetery. The family will greet friends Sunday afternoon from 3 to 5 P.M. at his home, 3168 Waterford Drive in Florence and one hour prior to the services at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to Prostate Cancer Foundation, 1250 Fourth Street, Santa Monica, CA 90401 or online at PCF.org.

Frances E. Tisdale

Williamsburg Obituary Image

02/03/1953 – 05/08/2014

Kingstree

 

Mrs. Frances Epps Tisdale, 61, wife of Jerald Tisdale, passed away Thursday, May 8, 2014, in Williamsburg Regional Hospital.

Mrs. Tisdale was born February 3, 1953, in Kingstree, a daughter of Margaret Tanner Epps and the late Charlton W. Epps. She was a graduate of Kingstree Senior High School and was a member of Cedar Grove Baptist Church, where she was a dedicated Vacation Bible School teacher for many years. In addition to her father, Frances was preceded in death by a daughter Tabitha.

Surviving, in addition to her husband Jerald, of Kingstree and her mother Margaret, of Bonneau, are: her son Shane Tisdale, of Nesmith; her brother Charles Epps, of Bonneau; 2 sisters, Peggy Boatwright, of Bonneau and Donna (Terry) Love, of Kingstree.

Graveside funeral services will be 3 PM Saturday, May 10, 2014, in Cedar Grove Baptist Church Cemetery. The family will receive friends following the service in the church fellowship hall.

Memorials may be made to Cedar Grove Baptist Church, 3905 Big Woods Road, Kingstree, SC 29556.

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