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Francis Birckbichler

Francis A. Birckbichler, 70, husband of Carolyn Weaver Birckbichler, of Beaufort, SC, died Friday, April 26, 2013 in Beaufort Memorial Hospital.

The family will receive friends Thursday, May 2, 2013 from 5 to 7 p.m. at Anderson Funeral Home.  The rosary will be recited at 6:30 p.m..

Funeral Mass will be held on Friday, May 3, 2013, at 11 a.m. in St. Peter’s Catholic Church with interment in Beaufort Memorial Gardens.

Mr. Birckbichler was born on October 3, 1942, in Butler, PA.  He is the son of the late Lawrence and Esther Kitchen Birckbichler. He was a member of St. Peter’s Catholic Church and served our country in the U S Air Force.

Surviving in addition to his wife, Carolyn, are one daughter, Trina Williams; two sons, Lamar and Darrell Birckbichler; one grandson, Joshua Cleland; one brother, Nicholas Birckbichler; two sisters, Susan Sanders and Sarah Hammett.

Anderson Funeral Home and Crematory is serving the family.

Audrey Coldewey

Audrey D. Coldewey, 85, widow of Anthony W. Coldewey, died Saturday, April 20, 2013, in Summit Place of Beaufort.

Mrs. Coldewey was born on October 9, 1927 in Wright City, OK.  She is the daughter of Pearl Lesley Elder and Pearl Matlock Elder Coffman.

She and her husband were horse breeders for many years.  They also trained and raced their thoroughbreds.  One of her greatest joys was playing bridge with her friends.

Surviving are three sons, Richard Springer (Anne) of Chico, CA; Stephen Springer of Dixie, ID; Michael Wisecarver (Deborah) of Ridgecrest, CA; one daughter, Garri (Tom) Bitkowski of Beaufort, SC; one sister, Pat Royer of Newberry, OR; nine grandchildren, eighteen great grandchildren, and two great great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by two grandchildren.

Anderson Funeral Home and Crematory is serving the family.

Jeannette Markey

Jeannette “Jan” Charlebois Markey, 89, widow of Louis George Markey, died Thursday, April 25, 2013 in Beaufort Memorial Hospital.

Graveside funeral services were held on Monday, April 29, 2013 at 1 p.m. in Forest Lawn Cemetery.

Mrs. Markey was born on May 4, 1923 in Coteau-du-lac, Canada.  She is the daughter of the late Alfred Charlebois and Harmenie Marleau Charlebois.

She was a member of St. Peter’s Catholic Church and was a hairdresser.