Rickey Brown

Rickey Clarence Brown, 56, of the Burton community in Beaufort and father of Brittany J. Brown, died at his home on Tuesday, June 11, 2013.

Funeral services were at 11:00 A.M. Saturday, June 15, 2013 at the Faithful Christian Church, 49 Milledge Village Road, Burton, SC.  Burial was in the Habersham Cemetery.

Arrangements by Chisholm Galloway Home for Funerals.


Bonnie Harbaugh

Bonnie Muscavitch Harbaugh, 66, wife of Dr. Mark Dell Harbaugh, died Friday, June 14, 2013 at her residence on St. Helena Island, SC.

Mrs. Harbaugh was born on March 29, 1947 in Waynesburg, PA.  She is the daughter of the late Lee Stanley Muscavitch and Hazel Welling Muscavitch.

She retired from Sangamon County Schools in Springfield, IL.  She taught elementary and special education classes for 25 plus years.  In addition to public school teaching she also operated a pre-school in Virginia, was a U.S. mail carrier in Pennsylvania as well as a clothes designer and a model.  She was a devoted wife, mother, and grandmother, and avid quilter.

Mrs. Harbaugh received a Bachelor’s Degree from Indiana University of Pennsylvania, Indiana, PA and a Master’s Degree from Illinois State University, Bloomington, Il.

Surviving are her husband, Dr. Mark Dell Harbaugh of St. Helena; two daughters, Laura Lee Kneebone and Heidi Mills Baxter both of Beaufort, SC; two brothers, Danny and Donnie Muscavitch both of Rices Landing, PA; four sisters, Melissa Whitehead of Houston, TX; Marlee Roberts of Boxbourgh, Mass.; Jennifer McClung of Spartanburg, SC and Amanda Davis of Rices Landing, PA; two grandchildren, Olivia Lee Kneebone and Sheaffer Lee Baxter.

The family will receive friends on Thursday, June 20, 2013 at 2:00 p.m. at Anderson Funeral Home.

Memorial services will begin at 3 p.m. on Thursday in Carl Anderson Memorial Chapel.

The family suggests that donations be made to the American Cancer Society, 11 Mallett Way, Suite 301, Bluffton, SC  29910.

Anderson Funeral Home and Crematory is serving the family.


Evelyn Mitchell

Evelyn Murdaugh Mitchell, widow of William Cecil Mitchell, died peacefully at her home on June 8, 2013, with loving family at her side.

She was born in Islandton, South Carolina on October 3, 1916.  Mrs. Mitchell, the eldest daughter of Hallie and Annie Murdaugh, was raised in Colleton County where she graduated high school and then went on to business school in Columbia, South Carolina. She returned to Colleton County and while out for a Sunday ride with her father, came to Beaufort where she met the love of her life, Cecil, whom she married in April 1942.  They had two children.

Mrs. Mitchell is survived by her children, William Cecil “Red” Mitchell, Jr. and his wife Marjorie, and David Carl “Mac” Mitchell and his wife Nancy Sadler.  She is also survived by her grandchildren, Meredith Evelyn Mitchell, and her husband Kelley Adams; William Cecil Mitchell III and his wife Maggie; Patrick Gates Mitchell and his wife Abby; Julia Mitchell Renken and her husband Robby; Evelyn Murdaugh Mitchell and her husband Craig Link; and David Carl Mitchell,Jr.  The lights of her life were her great-grandchildren Margaret Evelyn Adams, Amelia Catherine Mitchell, Eleanor Hollis Mitchell, and Parker Gates Mitchell. Her brother, Howard Murdaugh and his wife Cora and his sister-in-law Barbara Murdaugh also survive their sister.  She was predeceased by her sister Vernelle Mills, and her brothers Joseph, Eugene, Clinton, and Jackie.  She has nieces and nephews (and grandnieces and grandnephews) too numerous  to count, that held such special places in her heart.

Mrs. Mitchell was a remarkable woman in many ways. She raised her sons with a love that knew no bounds, encouraging them through every day.  She opened House and Garden Gift shop in 1968 and ran it with her daughter-in-law Marjorie, until she retired at age 89. She was a hard working member of the Beaufort Garden Club for over 50 years; she loved both the work of the club and its members.  She was a faithful member of St. Helena’s, always contributing through the years to the work of the bazaar and assisting with the Tour of Homes.  She was a founding member of Cross Swamp Methodist Church Cemetery Association.

Mrs. Mitchell provided a welcoming home for her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren, hosting Sunday dinners for all through the years.  No matter what she had going on, when family and friends came to her doorstep, she stopped to visit with them.  She was greatly loved and will be missed by so many.

The family thanks Pautina Brown, Atavia Brown, Salethia Watson, Mary Magee, Dr. Lucius Laffitte and Friends of Caroline Hospice for their wonderful care of Granny.

Visitation was at her home, 206 Springfield Road, Lady’s Island, Tuesday, June 11 from 5-7 p.m.

Services were Wednesday, June 12, 2013 at 1 p.m. at the Parish Church of St. Helena with burial in the family cemetery on Brickyard Point Road, Lady’s Island.  Memorials may be made to the Beaufort Garden Club and the Friends of Caroline Hospice.

Anderson Funeral Home and Crematory is assisting the family.


Rosalie Simmons

Rosalie Pope Simmons of Port Royal and wife of Franklyn Simmons died Monday, June 17, 2013 at the Beaufort Memorial Hospital. Arrangements by Chisholm Galloway Home for Funerals.


Fred Smith

Fred McCauley Smith went to his eternal rest on Saturday, June 8, 2013 after a long, courageous struggle with ALS.

Funeral services were held Thursday, June 13, 2013 at 1 p.m. in the Parish Church of St. Helena.

Mrs. Smith was born on July 14, 1940 in Lexington, KY.  He is the son of Columbia Harker Arthur McCauley and Aaron McCauley. As an electrical engineer for 43 years he worked in sales and industrial design for Pratt and Whitney and Eagle Signal finally retiring from Minster Machine in Beaufort.

A long-time parishioner of the Parish Church of St. Helena, Fred was active in the church choir, the Praise choir, the Thursday morning men’s prayer group, WASH at St. Helena and Kairos (a prison ministry). For several years he lent his voice to the Epiphany celebration as one of the Three Kings.

Fred was beloved by all who knew him.

Survived by his wife of 50 years Sarah Milward Smith; one son, William Aaron Smith and wife Karen of Idaho Falls, Idaho; granddaughters, Lindsay Elizabeth Smith and Erin Leigh Smith; one brother, Joseph David Smith and wife Elsie of Virginia; one nephew, Whitney Kemper and wife Kathleen of Colorado; loving caregiver April Hogan.

Memorials to Friends of Caroline Hospice, 1110 13th Street, Port Royal, SC  29935 or The Parish Church of St. Helena.

Anderson Funeral Home and Crematory is serving the family.


Ann Talley

Ann Talley, beloved wife of Lee Talley, passed away peacefully in her sleep on June 13, 2013. She was the daughter of the late Roger and Mildred Sortet.

Funeral services will be held on Friday, July 12, 2013 at 1:00pm in Carl Anderson Memorial Chapel with interment in Beaufort National Cemetery.

Mrs. Talley was preceded in death by her daughter Cathy and son Michael.

Ann leaves behind her husband of 32 years; her children Alica Talley, Kimberly Kellher Renfore, Tim Kellher, Kevin Kellher, Keith Kellher, Robin Joyner and Robert and Joey Starett.

After a long battle with Alzheimer’s she has peace at last. Ann is dancing with the angels now.  We love you.

Anderson Funeral Home and Crematory is assisting the family.

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