Samantha Atkins

Samantha Shanell Atkins, 35, formerly of the Eustis community on Lady’s Island and daughter of the late Allen Atkins and Victoria Gardner Atkins, died Sunday, February 9, 2014 at Duke Hospital in Durham, NC.

Funeral service was at 5 p.m. Monday, February 17, 2014 at Mt. Zion Baptist Church in Durham. The burial will be in Durham. Arrangements by Hanes Funeral Services, Durham, N.C.


Johnsie Clawson Bardo

Johnsie “Johnnie” Clawson Bardo, 85, widow of Carl Gene Bardo, died Wednesday, February 5, 2014 at her residence in Ridgeland, SC.

The family received friends on Tuesday, February 11, 2013 from noon to 1:30 p.m., with graveside funeral services to follow at 2 p.m. in Beaufort National Cemetery.

Mrs. Bardo was born on April 19, 1928 in Belmont, N.C. She was the daughter of the late Clyde Clawson and Cora Sherrill Clawson.

Surviving are five sons, Nick (Pam) Bardo, Dennis (Melinda) Groner, Reggie (Monica) Bardo, Lonnie Bardo, Robbie (Lisa) Bardo; one daughter, Carla (Jerry Clark) Gellenbeck; one brother, Darrell (Kay) Clawson and one sister, Dot Brazzell; 25 grandchildren, 19 great-grandchildren and 2 great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, one daughter, Kay Lynn Bardo, two brothers, Charles and Bill Clawson and one sister, Shirley Shope Harris.

In lieu of flowers, donations be made to Anderson Funeral Home, P. O. Box 21, Beaufort, SC  29901.

Anderson Funeral Home and Crematory is serving the family.


Kenneth Buck

Kenneth “Ken” Buck, 83, formerly of Beaufort, widower of Shirley Bowers Buck, died Wednesday, February 12, 2014 in Bloomsburg, PA.

Memorial services will be held on Thursday, February 27, 2014 at 12:30 p.m. at Sea Island Presbyterian Church with interment in Beaufort National Cemetery with military honors.

Anderson Funeral Home and Crematory is serving the family.

Virgil Chambers

Virgil Wayne Chambers, 57, husband of Pearlie Keene Chambers, of St. Helena Island, SC, died Sunday, February 2, 2014 in Beaufort Memorial Hospital.

The family received friends on Wednesday, February 5, 2014 from 5 to 7 p.m. at Anderson Funeral Home.

Funeral services were held on Thursday, February 6, 2014 at 11 a.m. in Carl Anderson Memorial Chapel.

Wayne was born on September 12, 1956, in Campton, KY.  He was the son of the late Virgil Lee Chambers and Ida Brown Chambers.

He was a husband, father, grandchildren, brother, uncle and a friend who loved everyone. He served in the U.S. Navy from June 29, 1974 to July 28, 1977. Wayne studied and was a master electrician.  He was owner and operator of Chambers Electric.  He was a father of two daughters and one son.  He was Papaw to 10 grandchildren.  He enjoyed spending time with his family and was proud of each one of his children and grandchildren. He was a kind, loving, gentle man who enjoyed helping others. He was known to family and friends as “Cotton.”

Surviving in addition to his wife, Pearlie of St. Helena Island, are two daughters, Michele Medina and Natasha Chambers; one son, Christopher Wayne Chambers; five sisters, Mary Birch, Dana Duncan, Linda Duncan, Ida Marie Chambers and Elizabeth Irene Ciminello; two brothers, James Chambers and Samuel David Chambers; and 10 grandchildren — Ashley Chambers, Autumn Davidson, Chandler Rojas, Donnie Brigman, Remy Brigman, Wesley Creager, Kamillia Medina, Aidyn Brigman, Maylia Medina, and Kennedyann Chambers.

He was preceded in death by his parents and one sister, Barbara Lynn.

The family suggests that donations be made to Riverview Baptist Church, 2209 Boundary Street, Beaufort, SC  29902.

Anderson Funeral Home and Crematory is serving the family.


Lucille Black Dyches

Lucille Black Dyches, 97, widow of John Harold Dyches, of Beaufort, SC, died Saturday, February 15, 2014 at her daughter’s residence.

Funeral services were held on Tuesday, February 18, 2014 at 11 a.m. in The Baptist Church of Beaufort with interment in the churchyard.

Mrs. Dyches was born on March 8, 1916 in Hilda, SC. She is the daughter of the late Anderson Black and Maggie Collins Black.

She was a member of The Baptist Church of Beaufort for 70 years and was a volunteer receptionist for many years.

Mrs. Dyches retired from the United Telephone Company. She was a local, state and national counselor for the Daughters of America and a member of the Order of the Eastern Star.  She volunteered at Beaufort Memorial Hospital in the gift shop and was also “Woman of the Year” in the American Business Women’s Association.

Surviving is her daughter, Janet Dyches Harter; sister, Alevene Black Still; two son-in-laws, John Oram and Ed Carr; one daughter-in-law, June Dyches; 10 grandchildren, 20 great-grandchildren and 5 great-great-grandchildren.

The family wishes to give special thanks to “Family of Caregivers” — Sarah Herndon and Angels, Becky, Kelli, Angie and Trish.

She was predeceased by her husband, Harold; one son, Gene Dyches; and two daughters, Harriett Elaine Oram and Pat Dyches Carr.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that donations be made to The Baptist Church of Beaufort, P.O. Box 879, Beaufort, SC  29901 or Hospice Care of the Lowcountry, P.O. Box 3827, Bluffton, SC, 29910.

Anderson Funeral Home is serving the family.


Joe Louis Simmons

Retired Sr. Chief Joe Louis Simmons, 70, of the Coffin Point community on St. Helena Island and brother of Bernice Middleton, Catherine Speaks and Louise Jenkins, died February 6, 2014 at the Georgia Regents Medical Center in Augusta, Ga.

Viewing was held Thursday, February 13, 2014 from 5 to 8 p.m. in Helen Galloway’s Memorial Chapel of Chisholm Galloway Home for Funerals.

Funeral services were at 11 a.m. Friday, February 14, 2014 at the First African Baptist Church on St. Helena Island.  Burial will be in the Beaufort National Cemetery with full military honors.

Arrangements by Chisholm Galloway Home for Funerals.

Charles Stange

Charles “Chuck” Stange, 56, husband of Sharon Stange, of Beaufort, SC, died Friday, February 14, 2014 in Beaufort Memorial Hospital.

The family received friends on Wednesday, February 19, 2014 from 5 to 7 p.m. at Anderson Funeral Home.

Funeral services will be held on Thursday, February 20, 2014 at 2 p.m. in Carl Anderson Memorial Chapel.

Chuck was born on August 6, 1957 in Oahu, Hawaii.  He is the son of the late William L. Stange and Marie Walker Stange.

Chuck Stange worked in the automotive industry for most of his career. Places of employment include: BC Automotive, Radsdale, Car Care Center, Midas Muffler of Hilton Head, Snap-On Tools and Auto Care Center of Beaufort.  He was an ACE certified master mechanic and extremely knowledgeable in this field.  Chuck was honest in his dealings and enjoyed working with most of the general public.  He made many friends, left an impression on all he worked with, and cared deeply for his work colleagues.

Above all Chuck placed his family first.  He took extreme pride in his family, and was a loving, caring, devoted husband and father.  It is not lost on his family that he passed on Valentine’s Day and that the state suffered an earthquake at the time of his passing as his final protest for having to leave them — or so we like to believe. His love for them was strong and true, always had been and always will be. Their loss of him is immeasurable.

Chuck was known for many things, including his quick wit and sense of humor, lending a helping hand to those in need, loyalty and love for his extended family and friends, and the passion for fast automobiles. Most people will remember him riding around town in his father’s restored white Ford pick-up with a smile on his face and a finger ready on the nitrous.

Surviving in addition to his wife, Sharon, are one son, Charles Stange; one daughter, Amanda Stange Hutcheson; two sisters, Susan Mounce and Barbara “Bunny” Bohannan; numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, aunts and uncles.

Anderson Funeral Home and Crematory is serving the family.

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