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Jimmy Allen

Jimmy W. Allen, 59, of Charleston, SC, formerly of Beaufort, SC, died Sunday, August 18, 2013 in the Medical University of South Carolina.

Graveside funeral services were held on Friday, September 6, 2013 at 2 p.m. in Beaufort National Cemetery with military honors.

Anderson Funeral Home and Crematory is serving the family.

William Ball

William L. Ball, 73, husband of Nancy Schilling Ball, of Beaufort, SC, died Thursday, August 1, 2013 in Maryland.

A memorial service was held at 11 a.m., Saturday, August 31, 2013 at Sea Island Presbyterian Church.

Bill was born on August 2, 1939, on Staten Island, N.Y.  He was the son of William L. Ball, Jr. and the late Winifred Durso Ball.

Bill graduated from Fairleigh Dickenson University with a degree in Chemistry. He worked for various pharmaceutical companies before moving to Bluffton, SC, where he and his wife started their own business as contractors to the Department of Defense.  At the time of his death, Bill was still actively involved as a consultant to the military. Bill loved solving problems and was a very creative and inventive person, but most of all Bill loved his family and friends.  He found great pleasure in playing bridge, building houses and outdoor sports such as golf, football and rowing.

Surviving, in addition to his wife, Nancy of Beaufort, SC are three sons, William P. Ball (Theresa) of Bluffton, SC; Richard F. Ball (Carmen) of Ellicott City, MD; and Michael A. Ball (Shannon) of Rincon, GA;  three daughters, Susan C. Uske (Gene) of Staten Island, NY; Margaret R. Howell ( Bill), of Gainesville, FL; and Barbara E. Bryson (Joe) of Cranford, NJ;  two sisters, Barbara P. Moody of Ft. Lauderdale, FL and Mary Jane Pantaleo of Staten Island, NY and eighteen grandchildren.

In lieu of flowers the family requests that donations be made to the Parsonage Fund of Spruce Pine United Methodist Church, 11090 NC 226, Spruce Pine, NC 28777.

Anderson Funeral Home and Crematory is serving the family.

 

Erlinda Pabustan Canlas

Erlinda Pabustan Canlas, 70, wife of Jesus Canlas, died Monday, September 9, 2013 in Hilton Head Hospital.

The family will receive friends on Friday, September 13, 2013 from 5-7 p.m. at Anderson Funeral Home.

Mrs. Canlas was born on August 8, 1943 in Abucay Bataan, Philippines.  She is the daughter of the late Brigido Pabustan and Victoria San Juan Pabustan.

Surviving  in addition to her husband, Jesus, are two sons, Jesus Canlas Jr., and Romeo Canlas; three daughters, Thelma Canlas, Arcenia Manrique and Esmeralda Aranzanso; one sister, Hilda Pabustan; 16 grandchildren and four great grandchildren.

Anderson Funeral Home and Crematory is serving the family.

 

Towers Jenness

Towers Jenness, 43, of Sheldon, SC passed away on Sunday, September 1, 2013.

Towers is survived by his fiancé, Deanna Clark of Sheldon, SC; uncle, Mike Jenness (Lorraine) of Ridgeland, SC; his brother-in-law, Charlie Hull of Dale, SC; his beloved aunts, Susan Jones (Henry) of Beaufort, SC and Bonnie Smith of Columbia, SC; along with his firefighter brothers and sisters of the Sheldon Fire District, where he served for 29 years.

He was preceded in death by his father, Frankie Jenness; his mother, Becky Jones; his grandparents, Mr. & Mrs. Jethro Jenness and Mr. & Mrs. Marion Jones; his aunt, Sandy Hull and uncle deVaux Jones.

The family received friends on Wednesday, September 4, 2013 from 5-7 p.m. at Anderson Funeral Home.

Funeral services were held on Thursday, September 5, 2013 at 11 a.m. in Carl Anderson Memorial Chapel with interment in Beaufort Memorial Gardens.

The family suggests that donations be made to Help The Hoo-Hahs Cancer Awareness, 1696 Bees Creek Road, Ridgeland, SC or THA Group, Healthcare for Life at home, 3 West Perry Street, Savannah, GA.

Anderson Funeral Home and Crematory is serving the family.

 

Pauline Martindale

Pauline Martindale, 85, of Beaufort, SC, died Monday, August 26, 2013 in Beaufort Memorial Hospital.

Graveside memorial service will be held at St. Peter’s Memorial Gardens at a later date.

Ms. Martindale was born on July 5, 1928 in Moody, MO.  She is the daughter of the late Benjamin Hamilton and Rosetta Mathiesen Hamilton.

She was a beloved mother, grandmother and great grandmother.

Surviving are three daughters, Janice Beeler, Susan Beeler and Kimberly Martindale; one brother, Farrell Hamilton and one sister, Dixie Dunn; four grandchildren, Michael, Brandy, Tanya and Cory; seven great grandchildren, Michael III, Matthew, Alexandria, MacKenzie, Katelynn, Ashley and Alexis.

In lieu of flowers, the family wishes donations to  Deacon Michael and Janice Beeler, C/O Anderson Funeral Home, P. O. Box 21, Beaufort, SC  29901.

Anderson Funeral Home and Crematory is serving the family.

 

Charles Pritchett

First Sgt. Charles Edgar Pritchett, USMC, Retired, 79, husband of Juanita Shelton Pritchett, of Beaufort, SC, died Wednesday, September 4, 2013 at his residence.

The family received friends on Sunday, September 8, 2013 from 3-5 p.m. at Anderson Funeral Home.

Graveside funeral services were held on Monday, September 9, 2013 at 1 p.m. at Beaufort National Cemetery with full military honors.

Mr. Pritchett was born on May 23, 1934 in Elvins, MO.  He is the son of the late Thomas Pritchett and Blanche Pritchett.

He was a retired marine 1st Sgt of 20 years, serving in the Korean War (1950) and Vietnam from 1969-1971.

He taught in Clay County Schools in Florida for six years and taught ROTC for five years. He was a Director in Pre-Paid Legal Services, member of the VFW and AmVets.

Surviving in addition to his wife, Juanita; are four sons, Greg (Angie) and Dennis Pritchett both of New Mexico; Chuckie Pritchett of Iowa and Jodie Embrey (Joni) of Beaufort; one daughter Linda Embrey Shackelford of Beaufort; two brothers, Richard and Bud; one sister, Mick; four grandchildren and nine great grandchildren.

The family suggests that donations be made to Hospice of the Lowcountry, P. O. Box 3827, Bluffton, SC  29910.

Anderson Funeral Home and Crematory is serving the family.

Grace Louise Torrey

Grace “Gay” Louise Torrey, 79, wife of Robert W. Torrey, Captain, USMC, Retired, of Beaufort, SC, went to be with her Heavenly Father Monday, August 26, 2013 in Beaufort Memorial Hospital.

The family received friends on Tuesday, Sept. 3, 2013 from 5-7 p.m. with a Rosary recited at 6:30 p.m. at Anderson Funeral Home.

Memorial Mass was held Wednesday, September 4, 2013 at 10:30 p.m. in St. Peter’s Catholic Church with interment in Beaufort National Cemetery.

Mrs. Torrey was born on September 9, 1933 in Key West, FL.  She is the daughter of the late Alfred Barroso and Louise Soldano Barroso.  She was preceded in death by her brother, Barry Barroso.

While stationed in Key West, Mr. Torrey attended a parade where he caught his first glimpse of the reigning USS Miss Gilmore. At that moment in time he nudged a fellow Marine and said, “I’m gonna marry that girl!”  True to his word, Mr. Torrey married “the most beautiful woman in the world” on October 10, 1953 in Key West, Florida.

Mrs. Torrey was a Eucharistic Minister and longstanding member of Saint Peter’s Catholic Church where she volunteered her time and services unconditionally.

Along with her love and devotion to Christ and the Church she was also an accomplished artist.  Mrs. Torrey loved painting so much that even with all her responsibilities of raising nine children, she found time to pursue her passion.

Surviving, in addition to her husband Robert, are her children, Michael Anthony Torrey (Marian), Gregory Lee Torrey (Sonnie), Andrew James Torrey (Kimberly), Peter David Torrey, Christopher Paul Torrey (Jan), Dawn Marie Cavegn (Daniel), Melanie Ann Weitzel (Ron), Robert Patrick Torrey(Andrea) and John Phillip Torrey (Angie); her sister, Vita Hope (Lee) and brother, Jauquin “Tony” Barroso (Sue); fourteen grandchildren and numerous great grandchildren.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations to be made to the Franciscan Center (P.O. Box 682, St. Helena Island, 29920).

Anderson Funeral Home and Crematory is serving the family.