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George Jackiewicz Muchmore

George Jackiewicz Muchmore, 59, husband of Angie Muchmore passed away peacefully Sunday, July 14, 2013.  He was a longtime resident of St. Helena Island, SC.

He was preceded in death by his mother Mary, father John and brother Butch Jackiewicz (Karla Blitz).

George was a wonderful husband, father, grandfather and friend to all.  He loved working in the yard, fishing and listening to music with his LTD.  He never met a stranger and was loved by many.  He was a longtime employee of Mitchell Bros., Inc.

He leaves behind daughters Lynn Babbitt (Chris), Meredith Newman and Cindi Frame; sons Gregory Robinson (Andrea) and Casey Robinson.  Brothers Michael Muchmore (Ann), Tommy Jackiewicz (Kathy) and Timmy Jackiewicz.  Sisters Linda Fabian (Jim), Sue Partridge (Billy), Kathie Massalon (Alton), Terri Thorne and extended family.  He also leaves behind his grandchildren Jacob and Emily Robinson, Christopher, Mercedes and Carmen Babbitt and Kaitlin Tedder. There was a celebration of life Saturday, July 20, 2013 at 2 p.m. at the family residence. Anderson Funeral Home and Crematory is assisting the family.

 

James Luther Qualls

Lt. Col. James Luther Qualls, 90, passed away at home on Wednesday, July 17.  The youngest son of the late Luther Henry and Abbie Ripley Qualls, he was born April 6, 1923 on a ranch in Putnam, Texas but lived most of his young life in nearby Cisco, Texas.  Lt. Col. Qualls was retired as an accountant from Coastal Buick and Olds.

He was a member of the King Street Church of Christ where he had served as an elder.  Being a Christian was of utmost importance to him and he studied the Bible throughout his life.  He used his knowledge to teacher Bible classes and to preach
the Gospel.

Football was one of his great loves.  He played from elementary school through high school, college and semi-pro.  A football scholarship enabled him to attend Abilene Christian University and graduate from there. After college he became a Marine and served on Iwo Jima during World War II and also in Korea during the Korean War.  He was awarded a Bronze Star with valor for saving the life of a fellow Marine and the Purple Heart for a serious abdominal wound.

After his football career he became an avid golfer and enjoyed the friends he made on the golf course.  Some of his greatest joy came from working in his yard, tending the azaleas and his rose garden.

Surviving are his wife, Ruth Rentz Qualls, of the home, three daughters and sons-in-law, Vicki and Ramon Norris of Beaufort, SC, Donna and Jeff Stone of Greenville, SC, Janis and Michael Di Paolo of Fort Worth, TX; one sister, Marie Burnam of Lubbock, TX; eight grandchildren, Eric Norris (Linda), Ian Norris, Eve Norris, Sandy Stone Huff (Chris), Jeffrey Stone (Aspen), Christopher Stone (Katie), Melissa Di Paolo Golightly (Jonathan) and Laura Di Paolo McElroy (Billy); and twelve great grandchildren, Blake, Cole and Reese Norris, Matthew, Michael and Nathan Huff, Stanton and Dylan Stone, Cannon Golightly and Caleb, James and Beau McElroy.

The family would like to thank all the wonderful caregivers who took such good care Lt. Col. Qualls and the numerous friends who have brought food and visited. Memorials may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital: PO Box 50, Memphis, TN 38101-9929, in honor of his great grandson, Nathan James Huff.The family will receive friends on Thursday, July 25, 2013 from 5-7 p.m. at Anderson Funeral Home.

Funeral services will be Friday, July 26, 2013 at 11 a.m. in the King Street Church of Christ. Burial in the Beaufort National Cemetery will follow.  Condolences may be expressed to the family by visiting www.andersonfuneralhomebeaufortsc.com.

Anderson Funeral Home and Crematory is serving the family.